MPs debate Trident Alternatives Review

17 July 2013

MPs debated the Trident Alternatives Review in a general debate in the House of Commons on Wednesday 17 July 2013

The Chief Secretary to the Treasury, Danny Alexander, moved the motion for debate:

"That this House has considered the Trident Alternatives Review."

Background: Trident Alternatives Review

The Trident Alternatives Review is the Government's programme to replace the UK’s nuclear deterrent from 2028 onwards.

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Documents relevant to the debate


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