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Nuclear Weapons: Transport

Volume 464: debated on Tuesday 16 October 2007

To ask the Secretary of State for Defence whether approval has been granted for the main gate business case for the Defence Nuclear Weapons Transportation Continuation project. (157793)

The Main Gate Business Case for the Nuclear Weapon Transportation Capability Continuation Project was approved on 7 May 2007.

To ask the Secretary of State for Defence whether the option to use a refurbished truck cargo heavy duty trailer for future high security vehicle or special nuclear material movements is still under consideration. (157794)

To ask the Secretary of State for Defence for what reason it is his Department’s policy that convoys carrying special nuclear materials should not look the same as convoys carrying nuclear weapons; and if he will make a statement. (157796)

The nature of individual convoys will determine their constitution. I am withholding details of the procedures governing convoy operations as its release would, or would be likely to, prejudice national security and defence of the UK.