Nuclear Weapons: Armed Conflict

Ministry of Defence written question – answered on 22nd November 2022.

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Photo of Justin Madders Justin Madders Shadow Minister (Future of Work), Shadow Minister (Business and Industrial Strategy)

To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what discussions he has had with (a) Cabinet colleagues and (b) relevant stakeholders on (i) the threat of nuclear war and (ii) possible de-escalation strategies.

Photo of James Heappey James Heappey Minister of State (Ministry of Defence) (Minister for the Armed Forces)

The Government considers the avoidance of war between Nuclear-Weapon States and the reduction of strategic risks as our foremost responsibilities.

The Secretary of State regularly holds discussions with the Cabinet colleagues and relevant stakeholders on a range of national security and defence issues. For security reasons, I cannot publicise the detail of these discussions.

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