Parliamentary Records

The Acronym Institute monitors news and developments on nuclear weapons policy in the UK Parliament. Parliamentary Records are excerpts of questions and debates in Parliament that are published by Hansard (the official report of proceedings of the House of Commons and the House of Lords) and are reproduced in brief on the Acronym Institute website along with a link to the original reference in Hansard.
HoC Debate, Tax Credits
20 October 2015, 913

20 Oct 2015 : Column 913

6.24 pm

Patricia Gibson (North Ayrshire and Arran) (SNP): 

As has been pointed out, this measure is very much part of the overall narrative of this Government. They have enthusiastically embraced...

HoC Debate, Business of the House - 15th October 2015
15 October 2015, 512

Margaret Ferrier (Rutherglen and Hamilton West) (SNP): 

The continued retention of weapons of mass destruction for the UK is of grave concern to millions of people, not least in Scotland, where people live in their shadow. This issue is much too important to be...

HoC Oral Answers to Questions, Trident
9 October 2015, 11054

Dr Paul Monaghan: 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...

Hof L Written Answers, Trident: Written question
9 June 2015, HL355

Lord Lothian:

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.

Earl Howe:


HoC Written Answers to Questions, Middle East: Nuclear Weapons
9 June 2015, 1505

Mr Virenda Sharma MP (Labour):

To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, for what reasons the UN Review Conference on the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty ended without agreement between the UK, the US and Canada to organise a conference to...

HofC Oral Answers to Questions, HM Naval Base Clyde
28 May 2015, Column 293

HM Naval Base Clyde

4.51 pm

Alex Salmond (Gordon) (SNP): I should first thank the Justice Secretary. In his anxiety to avoid answering a simple question, he has extended the time available for the Adjournment debate by 10 minutes, with his customary generosity....

HoC Oral Answers to Questions, Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty Review Conference
9 March 2015, Column 100


The UK parliamentary debate on the NPT on 9 March was opened by former Foreign Secretary Margaret Beckett, but sparsely attended by members of the House of Commons. While some MPs evoked Britain's role in the NPT and P5 as justification for retaining nuclear weapons and...

HoC Oral Answers to Questions, Engagements
4 March 2015, Column 942

Dr Liam Fox (North Somerset) (Con): In a dangerous world, experience as a statesman is one of the many advantages that my right hon. Friend has over any alternative Prime Minister. Does he agree that, in such a dangerous world, the ultimate guarantee of our security is...

HoC Written Answers to Questions, Iran
3 March 2015, 907847

Mr John Howell: To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what recent assessment he has made of progress in the nuclear talks between Iran and the P5+1 group of countries.

Mr Philip Hammond: We have made some progress in recent...

HoC Oral Answers to Questions, Defence and Security Review (NATO)
2 March 2015, Column 734

[Relevant Documents: Third Report from the Defence Committee, Towards the next Defence and Security Review: Part Two–NATO, HC 358, and the Government response, HC 755.]

Motion made, and Question proposed,

That, for the year ending with 31...