Nuclear Deterrent

Defence written question – answered on 30th March 2006.

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Photo of Nick Harvey Nick Harvey Shadow Secretary of State for Defence

To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what structures exist within Government to provide a framework for formulation of policy on the future of the UK's nuclear deterrent.

Photo of John Reid John Reid Secretary of State, Ministry of Defence, The Secretary of State for Defence

Work is under way by officials in a number of Departments to prepare the material which will be needed to support decisions on the future of the United Kingdom's nuclear deterrent. Ministers have not yet begun to consider the position in any detail.

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