Ballistic missile defence

This page highlights some of the current parliamentary material available on ballistic missile defence. This includes select committee reports, briefing papers on current legislation and other subjects produced by the parliamentary research services, and the latest Early Day Motions put down by MPs.

Commons Briefing Papers

DateDescription
04.07.2016NATO Summit Warsaw 2016: a primer
This House of Commons Library briefing paper looks ahead to the NATO Summit in Warsaw on 8-9th July 2016. Topping the agenda is NATO's response to Russia, instability in the Middle East and North Africa, and defence spending.
02.12.2008Ballistic Missile Defence: Recent Developments
27.11.2008UK Participation in US Missile Defence
26.03.2003Ballistic Missile Defence
Ballistic Missile Defence. House of Commons Library Research Paper 03/28.

Lords Library Notes

DateDescription
27.11.2015United Kingdom's Role in Supporting International Security and Stability
This Library Note has been prepared in advance of the debate in the House of Lords on 3 December 2015: "that this House takes note of the United Kingdom's role in supporting international security and stability in the light of the Strategic Defence and Security Review".

Select Committee Reports

DateDescription
09.02.2009The United Kingdom's future nuclear deterrent capability.
Public Accounts Committee report [Commons]

Early Day Motions

DateDescription
10.12.2008PARLIAMENT AND US NATIONAL MISSILE DEFENSE
That this House recalls that the former Prime Minister told this House in reply to the right hon. Member for North East Fife, on the possible deployment of part of an anti-ballistic ...
09.07.2008US MISSILE DEFENSE BASE IN THE CZECH REPUBLIC
That this House regrets the signing on 8th July by the United States administration and the government of the Czech Republic of a treaty to locate a US Missile Defense radar base in ...
19.06.2008MISSILE DEFENCE
That this House notes that two Czechs citizens, Jan Tamas and Jan Bednar, went on hunger strike for several weeks to express their opposition to US plans to deploy missile defence radar ...
06.11.2007PARLIAMENT AND DECISIONS OVER US MISSILE DEFENCE
That this House recalls the statement by the former Prime Minister on 28th February with regard to the UK involvement in the US Missile Defence programme, that `I am sure that we will ...

Glossary

  • Commons Briefing Papers (CBP) Papers providing in-depth and impartial analysis on every major piece of primary legislation and on other topics of public and parliamentary concern. Regular statistics papers are also published.
  • Early Day Motions (EDMs) - formal motions submitted by MPs in the House of Commons
  • POSTnotes (POST PN) - proactive four-page policy briefings from the Parliamentary Office of Science and Technology based on reviews of the research literature, interviews with stakeholders and peer review, commissioned by the POST Board
  • Lords Library Notes (LLN) - authored publications by the research section of the House of Lords Library that provide analysis of Bills, subjects for debate in the House and other issues of interest to Members.
  • Select Committee Reports - papers produced by all select committees of both Houses