Nuclear Disarmament — Motion to Take Note

Part of the debate – in the House of Lords at 3:59 pm on 24th January 2013.

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Photo of Lord Lea of Crondall Lord Lea of Crondall Labour 3:59 pm, 24th January 2013

I am sorry to have to ask the Minister to clarify a point, but the interchange with the noble and gallant Lord, Lord Bramall, was not based on the supposition that the review was a review of alternatives to having Trident at all but was, rather, a review of alternative ways of delivering a nuclear warhead. The noble Baroness has just implied to the noble and gallant Lord, Lord Bramall, that it is also open to looking at alternatives to having a nuclear capability. I do not think that that is quite right. Perhaps she will consider that part of a later consultation on the main-gate decision as to whether we will go ahead at this point with a total replacement of Trident.