Trident

Defence written question – answered on 21st July 2014.

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Photo of Sandra Osborne Sandra Osborne Labour, Ayr, Carrick and Cumnock

To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what assessment he has made of the cost to the public purse of the removal of Trident from Scotland.

Photo of Julian Brazier Julian Brazier The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Defence

The UK Government has no plans to move the strategic nuclear deterrent from Her Majesty’s Naval Base Clyde, and has not considered options for moving the deterrent. Any alternative solution would come at huge cost to the taxpayer.

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