HC Deb 20 May 1992 vol 208 c187W
Mr. Menzies Campbell

To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what studies have been carried out to assess the possibility of the use of Trident as a sub-strategic nuclear deterrent.

Mr. Aitken

We are acquiring trident as a strategic system. Its capability for action on a more limited scale will, however, be taken into account in our consideration of possible options for replacement of the WE177 bomb.