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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 Madeleine Moon Madeleine Moon Labour, Bridgend 2:22 pm, 20th January 2015

There is at the moment quite a debate across the United States about freeloading, with a high degree of concern that about 70% of the costs of NATO are paid for by the US. Is my hon. Friend seriously suggesting that we should front-load further costs and renege on our own responsibilities in relation to the nuclear deterrent? I honestly do not think we can say that and hold our heads high in the world. In relation to the body armour, that was an issue of slow procurement, not cost.