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The Fourth Report of the Defence Select Committee of the House of Commons on The Future of the Strategic Nuclear Deterrent

Read the NIS submission in the full report. From introduction: "In its White Paper on the future of the UK's nuclear deterrent, the Government recommends the retention and renewal of the submarine-based Trident weapons system. This will require the procurement of a new generation of nuclear-powered Trident submarines to replace the existing, but ageing, fleet of Vanguard-class SSBNs."

Trident Replacement: The Tipping Point?

Greenpeace and the Weapons of Mass Destruction

Awareness Programme invite you to a seminar:

12 December,

10 am – 12 noon,

Boothroyd Room, Portcullis House, House of Commons.

The seminar will address:

• Philippe Sands QC’s legal opinion that Trident replacement

is likely to breach international law;

• The threat Trident replacement poses to the Nuclear Non-

2007 vote on Trident replacement

*2007 vote on Trident replacement*

Press Association
*Thursday November 23, 2006 12:03 PM*

Parliament will vote on the possibility of a replacement for the Trident nuclear deterrent systems early next year, it has been announced.

The Government will bring forward a White Paper on the issue before Christmas, which will then be followed by a "period of debate", the Prime Minister's official spokesman said.

House of Commons Defence Select Committee Hearings on Trident starting next week

*THE FUTURE OF THE UK'S STRATEGIC NUCLEAR DETERRENT: THE MANUFACTURING AND SKILLS BASE*

*_Tuesday 7 November_*

*At 10.30 am in the Thatcher Room, Portcullis House* (/room subject to change/), oral evidence will be taken from Industry Representatives

 The UK Parliamentary Defence Select Committee published "The Future of the UK's Strategic Nuclear Deterrent: the Strategic Context" on 30th June 2006.
They note that the MOD refused to give evidence to their inquiry, and conclude that not replacing Trident is an option for the government to consider.

The Future of the UK's Strategic Nuclear Deterrent: the Strategic Context

 

Clerics And Politicians Investigate Reports Aldermaston Is 'Jumping The Gun' On New Nuclear Weapons

'CLERICS AND POLITICIANS INVESTIGATE REPORTS ALDERMASTON IS 'JUMPING THE GUN' ON NEW NUCLEAR WEAPONS

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*Next Monday (June 12th ) a delegation of Scottish Church Leaders and MSP’s will visit the Atomic Weapons Establishment (AWE) in Aldermaston near Reading, Berkshire, where Britain’s Trident nuclear weapons are designed and built (1). *

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Parliamentary question: Orion laser

This is a copy of the Hansard Report of proceedings in the House of Commons

/14 Feb 2006 : Column 1891W—continued/

*HELEN Laser*

EDMS: Comprehensive Test Ban Treaty & NPT

EDM 641    COMPREHENSIVE TEST BAN TREATY (02.02.05)

Parliamentary question: nuclear alert status

House of Commons - Nuclear Weapons

Llew Smith: To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what plans he has to alter the alert status of British nuclear weapons. [224982]

Mr. Hoon: None

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