Sir Nicholas' question to the Secretary of State for Defence on the Vanguard-class Life Extension Programme

Vanguard-class Life Extension Programme

Sir Nicholas Soames (Mid Sussex) (Con)

When my right hon. Friend considers the financial sustainability of the Vanguard programme, does he also consider the question of the nuclear doctrine? When was it last revised and on what basis would he reconsider revising it?

The Secretary of State for Defence (Gavin Williamson)

This is something that has to be continuously revised and looked at not just by our Department, but right across the Government, and that is always ongoing.