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MOD Trident Replacement White Paper Protests

Protest at the Faslane submarine base in Scotland and at AWE Aldermaston
on Monday 12th December focused on the government's White Paper proposing

Defence Select Committee Hearings House of Commons

Defence Select Committee Hearings House of Commons
Tuesday 21 November 2006

Trade Unions leaders gave evidence on Tuesday to the Defence committee inquiry into the Future of the UK's nuclear weapons on the skills and manufacturing base.
Bernie Hamilton from Amicus, Keith Hazlewood,GMB and Terry Waiting from the Keep Our Future Afloat Campaign argued that their members needed nuclear weapons production
in order to keep their jobs.

In the afternoon Dominick Jenkins,Greenpeace and Kate Hudson,CND put the opposite case:

Nuclear weapons at heart of Naval Review

[NIS View on Navel Base Review Debate]


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History of Nuclear Weapons Decision Making

Previous changes in warhead system suggests that the nuclear lobby began the programme of replacement about two years ago and the Prime Minister agreed about 12 months ago.

Here is a collection of PDF articles just published in Foreign Affairs on the


Standard Note: Trident and the future of the British Nuclear Deterrent

Last updated: 5 July 2005
Author: Tim Youngs & Claire Taylor
International Affairs and Defence Section

This note summarises the evolution of the British nuclear deterrent since the 1950s and looks at the various components of the Trident system. It then considers the possible options available, such as upgrading the existing system, procuring a direct replacement, or developing a new capability. 

Read the full document here - Attachment: trident_hans_ 050705.pdf.  

Parliamentary question: Trident replacement

House of Commons - Nuclear Deterrent - 6 June 2005

8. *Mr. Desmond Swayne (New Forest, West)* (Con): Whether it is his policy to replace Trident with a new generation of strategic nuclear deterrent. [1923]

10. *Mark Pritchard (The Wrekin)* (Con): Whether the decision has been taken in principle in favour of a new generation strategic nuclear deterrent. [1925]