Trident:Written question - 11054

Q
(Caithness, Sutherland and Easter Ross)
Asked on: 09 October 2015
Prime Minister
Trident
Commons
To ask the Prime Minister, under which criteria the Government would consider it justified to launch (a) a pre-emptive nuclear attack on another independent state or states using the Trident nuclear weapons system based in Scotland and (b) a retaliatory nuclear attack on another independent state or states using the Trident nuclear weapons systems based in Scotland.
A
Answered by: Mr David Cameron
Answered on: 16 October 2015

The UK has long been clear that we would only consider using our nuclear weapons in the most extreme circumstances of self-defence.

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