Hansard on Trident and Nuclear Transport

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Hansard- Trident and Nuclear Transport

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Mr. Salmond: To ask the Secretary of State for Defence whether nuclear material related to the Trident nuclear system is transported through Glasgow; and through which Scottish (a) constituencies and (b) local authorities nuclear material related to the Trident nuclear system has assed in each of the last five years. [218337]

Mr. Hoon: It is not Ministry of Defence policy to comment upon the imings or routes used during the transportation of nuclear material related to the Trident nuclear system as this would prejudice national security. However, I can confirm that nuclear material related to the Trident system may be transported through those areas as detailed in the publicly available Local Authority and Emergency Service Information LAESI) Document.

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Angus Robertson: To ask the Secretary of State for Defence in which countries the arming, fusing and firing system components of Trident nuclear warheads are manufactured; and if he will make a statement.
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Mr. Hoon: I am withholding the information requested as it relates to national security.

Angus Robertson: To ask the Secretary of State for Defence (1) in which countries the (a) neutron generators and (b) the gas reservoirs of Trident nuclear warheads are manufactured; and if he will make a statement; [214244]

(2) in which countries the gas reservoirs for Trident nuclear warheads are filled with tritium; and if he will make a statement. [214245]

Mr. Hoon: I refer the hon. Member to the answer given to him on 8 July 2004, Official Report, columns 829-30W, by my right hon. Friend the Minister of State for the Armed Forces (Mr. Ingram). [INFOMATION WITHHELD]