Trident Replacement — Maintain nuclear deterrent beyond existing system — 14 Mar 2007 at 18:53
The majority of MPs voted for the motion:
- This House
- supports the Government's decisions, as set out in the White Paper The Future of the United Kingdom's Nuclear Deterrent (Cm 6994), to take the steps necessary to maintain the UK's minimum strategic nuclear deterrent beyond the life of the existing system and to take further steps towards meeting the UK's disarmament responsibilities under Article VI of the Non-Proliferation Treaty.
This followed a previous vote against asserting that the case was "not yet proven", and was recognized as Parliamentary authorization for the development of a new generation of submarines and launch vehicles for the deployment of ballistic nuclear weapons against targets unknown.
-  Margaret Beckett MP, House of Commons, 14 March 2007
-  The Future of the United Kingdom's Nuclear Deterrent, December 2006
-  Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty, Second Pillar, Wikipedia
-  Trident Replacement - Case not yet proven - rejected, House of Commons, 14 March 2007
-  Trident Plan wins Commons support, BBC News, 15 March 2007
-  British replacement of the Trident system, Wikipedia
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