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Energy: Nuclear Power

Volume 712: debated on Tuesday 7 July 2009


Asked by

To ask Her Majesty's Government whether the chiefs of staff of the Armed Forces advise that the United Kingdom should remain an independent nuclear power. [HL4539]

The policy of Her Majesty's Government was published in the White Paper, The Future of the United Kingdom's Nuclear Deterrent (Cm 6994) on 4 December 2006. It states that the UK's nuclear forces must remain fully operationally independent. This remains extant government policy.