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Sir Alan Duncan to outline Government's approach to nuclear diplomacy

01 March 2019

The International Relations Committee takes evidence on the steps the government is taking to reduce nuclear risk, threats to arms control and the UK's aims for the 2020 Review Conference of the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty.

Witnesses

Wednesday 6 March in Committee Room 4, Palace of Westminster

At 10.40am

  • The Rt. Hon. Alan Duncan MP, Minister of State for Europe and the Americas, Foreign and Commonwealth Office

Possible questions

  • What is the current level of nuclear risk both globally and as it relates to the United Kingdom?
  • What steps is the Government taking to pursue nuclear risk reduction, and what conditions would be necessary for the UK to adopt these changes?
  • What would it mean  for European Security if the Intermediate-Range-Nuclear-Forces (INF) Treaty were to expire in August? Would the Government support the deployment of US INF missiles in the UK or in other European NATO countries?
  • Can you describe the Government's current position on Iran and North Korea, how it is working to influence the US, and to what extent these challenges represent a threat to the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty (NPT)?
  • What are the UK'S aims for the 2020 NPT Review Conference (RevCon)
  • How will the UK use its leadership of the P5 process to contribute to the 2020 RevCon?

Further Information

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