§ Mr. Stanley
No developments in Soviet anti-ballistic missile defences are currently foreseen which are likely to negate the deterrent effect of the Trident force within the lifetime of the system.
39. Mr. Mark Taylor
asked the Secretary of State for Defence what representations he has received about the relative economics of Trident as the future nuclear deterrent option.
§ Mr. Archie Hamilton
None. Trident is the most cost-effective way of providing Britain with the necessary minimum deterrent after Polaris.