HC Deb 22 March 1999 vol 328 c13W
25. Mr. Rapson

To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what progress his Department has made in implementing strategic defence review commitment that Trident submarines would carry only 48 warheads. [75990]

Mr. George Robertson

We implemented the reduction in warhead numbers announced in the Strategic Defence Review by December 1998. All our Trident submarines on deterrent patrol now carry only 48 nuclear warheads.