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Part of Opposition Day — [13th Allotted Day] – in the House of Commons at 3:08 pm on 20th January 2015.

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Photo of Toby Perkins Toby Perkins Shadow Minister (Business, Innovation and Skills) 3:08 pm, 20th January 2015

Was my hon. Friend not surprised to hear Sir Nick Harvey say that his strategy is to try to acquire a nuclear weapon if it turned out we might need one? If someone fired on us it would be pointless responding by then. Potential adversaries of Britain would know that if they fired at a Liberal Democrat Government our response would be too late.