Early Day Motion 96, Trident Replacement

February 2013

Motion, quoting the name, number and full text.  At the time of writing, West Midlands MPs Richard Burden, Lorely Burt, Roger Godsiff, John Hemming and Valerie Vaz have signed.

 

That this House notes the findings of the National Security Strategy that a nuclear weapon threat from another state is of low likelihood; further notes a procurement cost of 25 billion and an estimated lifetime cost of over 100 billion for the replacement of the Trident nuclear weapon system; believes that there are greater spending priorities both at the Ministry of Defence and across other departments; and urges the Government to cancel plans to replace Trident.