HC Deb 07 February 1986 vol 91 c310W
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.