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Nuclear Weapons

Volume 406: debated on Friday 23 May 2003

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To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what the Government"s policy is on the development of a new generation of tactical nuclear weapons; and under what sections of the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty this work is proceeding. [114269]

The Government has no plans to develop new nuclear weapons. In line with the policy set out in the Strategic Defence Review, it is the Government"s policy to maintain a minimum capability to design and produce a successor to Trident should his prove necessary.