§ 21. Mr. Andrew Mitchell
To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what steps he is taking to ensure the effectiveness of Her Majesty's Government's nuclear deterrent.
§ Mr. Archie Hamilton
The Government are proceeding with plans to replace Polaris with Trident and intends in 151W due course to update Britain's sub-strategic nuclear capability. Taken together, these measures will ensure that our independent nuclear deterrent remains credible and effective well into the next century.