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Nuclear Deterrent

Volume 449: debated on Monday 24 July 2006

15. To ask the Secretary of State for Defence whether it is the Government's policy to maintain the nuclear deterrent in the long-term. (87199)

We made it clear in our manifesto at the 2005 General Election that we are committed to retaining the United Kingdom's independent nuclear deterrent. The Prime Minister has made clear that this commitment applies for the planned life of the current system. Decisions on the position beyond that point will be made later this year.