HC Deb 09 March 1993 vol 220 c541W
13. Mr. Jonathan Evans

To ask the Secretary of State for Defence if he will make a statement on the progress of the Trident programme.

Mr. Aitken

The Trident programme continues to progress to time and within budget towards its in-service date of the mid-1990s.

25. Mrs. Helen Jackson

To ask the Secretary of State for Defence when the Government expect to reach a decision on how many strategic nuclear warheads will be deployed on Trident.

Mr. Aitken

The Government have made clear that our Trident submarines will enter service from the mid-1990s carrying no more than 128 warheads. The exact number to be deployed will be decided in the light of circumstances at the time.

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