Nuclear Weapons: Transport

March 2008

Mr. Hancock: To ask the Secretary of State for Defence if he will make it his policy to ensure nuclear warhead convoys do not travel on motorways that do not have a hard shoulder reserved for emergencies. [193488]

Mr. Bob Ainsworth: Routes for nuclear weapon convoys are subject to a rigorous selection process. The safety and security of the convoy is carefully considered at all stages of this process and all routes are regularly re-assessed. It is MOD policy, however, not to comment on the routes used by nuclear convoys, as to do so would, or would be likely to, prejudice national security.