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Trident Renewal

Part of Opposition Day — [13th Allotted Day] – in the House of Commons at 2:22 pm on 20th January 2015.

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Photo of Bernard Jenkin Bernard Jenkin Chair, Public Administration Committee 2:22 pm, 20th January 2015

If the United States withdrew co-operation for the maintenance of our nuclear deterrent, the fact is that the capabilities with which they provide us have a long lead time, so we would have time to develop our own indigenous capacity to provide those capabilities. There is no point in our doing so while the US is happy to share the costs with us and help us to provide a cheaper, better-value nuclear deterrent.