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.
HofC Written Answers to Questions, Prime Minsiter: Israel
18 March 2014, Column 554W

Paul Flynn: To ask the Prime Minister whether the possibility of Israel (a) disarming its nuclear weapons capability and (b) joining the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty was discussed with (i) his Israeli counterpart, (ii) other Israeli ministers and (iii) members of the Knesset during his visit...

HofC Minsterial Statement & Debate Summary, Nuclear Submarines
6 March 2014, Column 1077

The Secretary of State for Defence (Mr Philip Hammond): Before I make my statement, I am sure that the House will want to join me in sending condolences to the family and friends of the sapper from 32 Engineer Regiment who sadly died while on duty in Helmand province yesterday as a result of non...

HoC Written Answers to Questions, Foreign & Commonwealth Office: Iran
6 March 2014, Column 896W

Guto Bebb: To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what information his Department holds on whether in her capacity as High Representative of the European Union for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy the right hon. Baroness Ashton of Upholland scheduled to visit Iran...

HofC Oral Answers to Questions, Topical Questions
4 March 2014, Column 754

Sandra Osborne (Ayr, Carrick and Cumnock) (Lab): Why did the UK refuse to join 146 other states at the recent conference in Mexico on the humanitarian impact of nuclear weapons?

Hugh Robertson: Because we believe that there are other international forums that are most effective for...

House of Commons Debate, Estimates 2013-14: Ministry of Defence: Defence & Cyber-Security
4 March 2014, Column 807

Martin Horwood (Cheltenham) (LD): I should declare an obvious interest as the MP for Cheltenham, since GCHQ is based in my constituency. This is also a topical day to debate cyber-security, because this morning the Deputy Prime Minister made a speech in which he talked about the balance that...

House of Lords Debate, Scottish Independence: Faslane
3 March 2014, Column 1098

Question Asked by Lord Forsyth of Drumlean: To ask Her Majesty’s Government what is their best estimate of the cost of moving the United Kingdom’s nuclear deterrent from Faslane if Scotland votes for independence.

The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State, Ministry of...

HoC Written Answers to Questions, Defence: NATO Nuclear Planning Group
3 March 2014, Column 720W

Mr Kevan Jones: To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what meetings Ministers and officials in his Department have had with the NATO Nuclear Planning Group since May 2010.

Dr Murrison: The Nuclear Planning Group is a Defence ministerial body which in peacetime normally meets on an...

HofC Written Answers to Questions, Foreign & Commonwealth Office: Arms Trade: Treaties
27 February 2014, Column 425W

Kerry McCarthy: To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what recent representations he has made to his international counterparts in support of ratification of the UN Arms Trade Treaty; what discussions he has had with the European Commission on ratification of that...

Westminster Hall Debate, Iran (Joint Plan of Action)
26 February 2014, Column 135WH

Conservative MP for Hendon Dr Matthew Offord opened Wednesday's Westminster Hall debate on Iran by stating that he had concerns about the joint plan of action established last November intended to restrain Iran's nuclear programme.  

"In effect, the agreement allows...

HofC Written Answers to Questions, Energy & Climate Change: Nuclear Installations
25 February 2014, Column 293W

Paul Flynn: To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change how many staff work in his Department's Nuclear Resilience and Assurance directorate; how many such staff work on nuclear security matters; and what proportion such staff have expertise in nuclear security.