Nuclear Weapons:Written question - 8502

(Brighton, Pavilion)
Asked on: 05 September 2017
Ministry of Defence
Nuclear Weapons
To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, if he will adopt a no first use policy in relation to the UK's nuclear weapons capability; and if he will make a statement.
Answered by: Sir Michael Fallon
Answered on: 07 September 2017

The UK has neither a first use nor a no first use policy for our nuclear weapons.

It is essential that we do not assist our potential adversaries by defining precisely when, how and at what scale we would contemplate employing them in the most extreme circumstances of self-defence, including the defence of our NATO allies.

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