Nuclear Weapons: International Law

Ministry of Defence written question – answered on 26th February 2019.

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Photo of Martyn Day Martyn Day Scottish National Party, Linlithgow and East Falkirk

To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what assessment his Department has made of the implications for his policies of the conclusions of the New Zealand Yearbook of International Law article entitled Is the UK nuclear deterrence policy lawful? Published in Vol. 11, 2013; and if he will make a statement.

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

I can reassure the House that the United Kingdom's nuclear deterrent is fully compliant and compatible with our international legal obligations.

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