Trident:Written question - HL355

Asked on: 09 June 2015
Ministry of Defence
To ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of whether the United Kingdom's nuclear deterrent is vulnerable to espionage as a result of insufficient maritime patrol surveillance.
Answered by: Earl Howe
Answered on: 16 June 2015

The Government takes its responsibilities for maintaining a credible nuclear deterrent extremely seriously and continually conducts assessments to ensure that the required security and operational effectiveness standards are met. I am not prepared to comment on any further details as this could allow conclusions to be drawn on the UK's capabilities.

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