§ Mr. Wallace
asked the Secretary of State for Defence whether any extensions of building facilities are planned for the Atomic Weapons Research Establishment, Aldermaston for purposes of the Trident project.
§ Mr. Lee
A major programme to replace or improve aging capital facilities at the atomic weapons research establishment, Aldermaston, began before the decision on Trident was made in order to maintain a basic nuclear capability for the future and to ensure the achievement of essential health and safety standards. None of the new facilities is therefore solely for the purpose of Trident.