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Trident Renewal

Part of Opposition Day — [13th Allotted Day] – in the House of Commons at 1:17 pm on 20th January 2015.

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Photo of Crispin Blunt Crispin Blunt Conservative, Reigate 1:17 pm, 20th January 2015

I wanted to intervene earlier, at the end of my right hon. Friend’s arguments about the nature of the gamble that one would be taking with the future security of the United Kingdom by not having a nuclear weapons system. Is not the rather difficult truth that we are making a series of risk assessments and gambles about what we spend on defence and the particular type of defence we buy? While it is funded from the defence budget, Trident comes at the expense of a larger Army, Navy and Air Force, so it is all part of a wider risk assessment, not, as the Secretary of State has suggested, an absolute. If there was no money left for anything except Trident, is that really the decision that we would take?