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Nuclear Weapons: Transport

Volume 473: debated on Thursday 13 March 2008

To ask the Secretary of State for Defence if he will make it his policy to ensure nuclear warhead convoys do not travel on motorways that do not have a hard shoulder reserved for emergencies. (193488)

Routes for nuclear weapon convoys are subject to a rigorous selection process. The safety and security of the convoy is carefully considered at all stages of this process and all routes are regularly re-assessed. It is MOD policy, however, not to comment on the routes used by nuclear convoys, as to do so would, or would be likely to, prejudice national security.