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UK disarmament approach 'may be difficult to sustain' beyond 2015

The UK’s current twin-track strategy of retaining and modernising its nuclear weapons while at the same time taking 'multilateral' steps towards nuclear disarmament may prove “difficult to sustain”, according to an international expert on nuclear non-proliferation.

Governments meet to pave the way to 2015 NPT Review Conference

The world's governments met in Geneva at the end of April to discuss progress in meeting nuclear disarmament and non-proliferation goals set at the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty (NPT) Review Conference in 2010.

UK government snubs international conference on humanitarian consequences of nuclear weapons

The UK has announced that it will not be participating in an international conference on the humanitarian consequences of nuclear weapon use hosted this week by the Norwegian government. 

Appeal refused on Trident

Judicial Review of the government's decision to renew the Trident nuclear weapons system

High Court, London, 27th January 2009

Evidence of government multilateral disarmament gestures?

23 October 2008 Hansard

*Column 476W*
*Michael Ancram* (Devizes, Conservative)To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what steps the Government is taking to promote multilateral nuclear disarmament.

Conservative Party Policy on nuclear non-proliferation

UK Shadow Foreign Secretary William Hague speech on Nuclear

   Non-Proliferation, 23 July 2008

/Address to the IISS by Rt Hon William Hague MP, Shadow Foreign
Secretary, 23 July 2008./

       The Rt Hon William Hague MP, “Preventing a new age of nuclear

       insecurity”, International Institute of Strategic Studies,

       Wednesday 23rd July 2008

Former government ministers call for nuclear disarmament

Start worrying and learn to ditch the bomb,

Letter to The Times by Douglas Hurd, Malcolm Rifkind, David Owen and
George Robertson, 30 June 2008

From The Times,, 30 June 2008.

Start worrying and learn to ditch the bomb

It won't be easy, but a world free of nuclear weapons is possible


Please find the attached Announcement of the House of Commons Foreign Affairs Select Committee consultation inviting submissions no later than 29th September 2008. NIS will make a submission on Treaty legal obligations and Disarmament Verification.