Defence: Modernisation

Ministry of Defence written question – answered on 27th March 2018.

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Photo of Fabian Hamilton Fabian Hamilton Shadow Minister (Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs), Shadow Minister (Defence)

To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, whether his Department plans for the Modernising Defence Programme to assess the (a) safety, (b) affordability and (c) strategic relevance of the Trident nuclear weapons system.

Photo of Gavin Williamson Gavin Williamson The Secretary of State for Defence

On 18 July 2016, Parliament decisively supported our commitment to maintain the UK's independent nuclear deterrent. That decision has been taken and that commitment is not under consideration as part of the Modernising Defence Programme.

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