UK's Nuclear Deterrent

Part of Terrorist Attack: Nice – in the House of Commons at 7:14 pm on 18th July 2016.

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Photo of Steve Pound Steve Pound Shadow Minister (Northern Ireland) 7:14 pm, 18th July 2016

I am sure that the hon. Gentleman, like me, will have browsed through the business pages of The Sunday Telegraph yesterday. He will have noticed that there is some concern as to whether BAE Systems and Rolls-Royce can actually deliver the Successor programme on time and on budget. Does he think it would be wise for the Secretary of State to make contingency plans for possible failure in that direction?