Strategic Defence and Security Review

Ministry of Defence written question – answered on 2nd December 2015.

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Photo of Paul Flynn Paul Flynn Labour, Newport West

To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, with reference to paragraph 4.66 of the National Security Strategy and the Strategic Defence and Security Review 2015, what criteria he has for determining the minimum amount of destructive power needed to deter any aggressor.

Photo of Michael Fallon Michael Fallon The Secretary of State for Defence

The Government continually conducts assessments to ensure that the UK maintains a minimum, credible nuclear deterrent capability.

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