I have nothing further to add to the statements made by my right hon. Friend the Leader of the House on 22 June 2006, Official Report, column 1468, and my right hon. Friend the Prime Minister on 28 June 2006, Official Report, column 253.
Work by officials is under way to prepare for decisions, which will be taken later this year, on the future of the United Kingdom's nuclear deterrent. This work includes an analysis of possible future risks and threats over the potential life of any replacement for Trident. It is, however, too early to draw any conclusions.