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Audit Office: 'More to do' in improving Ministry of Defence equipment project performance

The Ministry of Defence (MoD) needs to do “consistently better” in improving cost management and reducing delays in the delivery of its major equipment projects according to the government's financial watchdog.

Credit crunch cash shortage raises doubts over new nuclear weapons

Infographic on Trident replacement costs

Cash shortages caused by the credit crunch will force the next government to choose between replacing the Trident nuclear weapons system and meeting flagship goals to halve child poverty, raise the state pension in line with earnings, and keep education spending growing, according to a report on the affordability of Britain's nuclear weapons published today by the Nuclear Information Service (NIS).

Appeal refused on Trident

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

High Court, London, 27th January 2009

Emergency Planning for Climate Change

Report from the 'Civil Contingencies: Towards Better Leadership and Resilience in Local Emergency Planning Structures' conference

Tuesday 11th November 2008 Institute of Mechanical Engineering, One Birdcage Walk, Westminster, London



NIS technical briefing note: JSP 538 – Regulation of the Nuclear Weapons Programme

‘Joint Services Publication 538: Regulation of the Nuclear Weapon Programme’ (JSP 538) is the definitive Ministry of Defence guidance document on nuclear and radiological safety requirements within the UK nuclear weapons programme. A redacted copy of the full 522 page document was placed in the House of Commons Library in May 2008 in response to a Parliamentary Question1. This NIS technical briefing provides a brief summary of its contents and a commentary on some salient points.

Download the full report below:

NIS Technical Briefing Note August 2007

Ministry of Defence proposals to replace nuclear weapons transport vehicles

On 10th May 2007 the Ministry of Defence provided copies of twelve documents relating to plans to replace the vehicles used to transport nuclear material by road to Caroline Lucas MEP in response to a request under the Freedom of Information Act.