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Trident Renewal

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 Crispin Blunt Crispin Blunt Conservative, Reigate 3:08 pm, 20th January 2015

I realise that, as the hon. Gentleman represents Barrow and Furness, he might have a slightly different answer to this question than other hon. Members, but at what point and at what cost does this weapon system cease to be a proper value-for-money decision for the United Kingdom? How much of the defence budget does it need to take before he would say, “Actually, we are better off investing in other weapon systems that are much, much more likely to be used”? What would his number be?