Pariamentary Question: Aldermaston

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All Written Answers on 29 Jun 2006 <http://www.theyworkforyou.com/wrans/?d=2006-06-29>

Nick Harvey <http://www.theyworkforyou.com/mp/?m=1539> (North Devon, Liberal Democrat)

To ask the Secretary of State <http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Secretary_of_State> for Defence what the planned expenditure on hydrodynamic testing at the Aldermaston Atomic Weapons Establishment is in each of the next three years.

Des Browne <http://www.theyworkforyou.com/mp/?m=1996> (Secretary of State, Ministry of Defence) It is planned to spend in the order of £5 million on hydrodynamic testing at the Atomic Weapons Establishment <http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Atomic_Weapons_Establishment> this year, rising to around £6 million by the end of 2007-08. The precise budget beyond that has not been finalised.

Nick Harvey <http://www.theyworkforyou.com/mp/?m=1539> (North Devon, Liberal Democrat)

To ask the Secretary of State <http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Secretary_of_State> for Defence what the projected capital costs are for the construction of the centralised Explosive Handling Facility at the Atomic Weapons Establishment <http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Atomic_Weapons_Establishment>, Aldermaston.

Des Browne <http://www.theyworkforyou.com/mp/?m=1996> (Secretary of State, Ministry of Defence)

Mature costings are not available and disclosure would, or would be likely to prejudice commercial interests.

Nick Harvey <http://www.theyworkforyou.com/mp/?m=1539> (North Devon, Liberal Democrat)

To ask the Secretary of State <http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Secretary_of_State> for Defence what the projected capital costs are for the construction of new Material Science <http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Material_Science> facilities at the Atomic Weapons Establishment <http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Atomic_Weapons_Establishment> sites at Aldermaston and Burghfield.

Des Browne <http://www.theyworkforyou.com/mp/?m=1996> (Secretary of State, Ministry of Defence)

Mature costings are not available and disclosure would, or would be likely to prejudice commercial interests.

Nick Harvey <http://www.theyworkforyou.com/mp/?m=1539> (North Devon, Liberal Democrat)

To ask the Secretary of State <http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Secretary_of_State> for Defence what plans there are to introduce a petaflop computing capability at the UK <http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/UK> Atomic Weapons Establishment.

Des Browne <http://www.theyworkforyou.com/mp/?m=1996> (Secretary of State, Ministry of Defence)

Petaflop technology is not expected to be available before the end of the decade.

_Nick Harvey_ (North Devon, Liberal Democrat)

To ask the Secretary of State <http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Secretary_of_State> for Defence whether evidence from experiments conducted in /(a)/ existing and/ (b)/ proposed hydrodynamic testing facilities will be used to support the decision on whether to reuse or replace the Trident warhead pit.

Des Browne <http://www.theyworkforyou.com/mp/?m=1996> (Secretary of State, Ministry of Defence)

Evidence from hydrodynamics experimentation, both current and future, represents an essential supporting element in all decisions in connection with UK <http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/UK> warhead assurance and in-service life.

Frank Dobson <http://www.theyworkforyou.com/mp/?m=1639> (Holborn & St Pancras, Labour)

To ask the Secretary of State <http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Secretary_of_State> for Defence when the /(a)/ Trident missile, /(b)/ nuclear warheads, /(c)/ guidance systems and /(d)/ submarine launch platforms are each expected to be (i) no longer available and (ii) beyond refurbishment.

Des Browne <http://www.theyworkforyou.com/mp/?m=1996> (Secretary of State, Ministry of Defence)

The expected life of each element of the UK's <http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/UK%27s> nuclear deterrent was set out in a memorandum provided by the Ministry of Defence <http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ministry_of_Defence> to the House of Commons <http://www.theyworkforyou.com/glossary/?gl=192> Defence Select Committee, which was published on the Committee's website on 20 January 2006 (http://www.publications.parliament.uk/pa/cm20 0506/cmselect/cmdfence/835/835m04.htm <http://www.publications.parliament.uk/pa/cm200506/cmselect/cmdfence/835/835m04.htm>).