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Continuous At Sea Nuclear Deterrent
Asked whether there was a change to the Continuous At Sea Nuclear Deterrent, the Prime Minister’s Spokesman (PMS) said that the position was as set out in the coalition document: that we would maintain a nuclear deterrent and that we would look at value for money of that deterrent.
Asked various questions about whether the Continuous At Sea Nuclear Deterrent would continue to be continuous, the PMS repeated that the Government’s position was set out in the coalition document and that there was a strategic defence review underway.
Asked for the Prime Minister’s response to speeches made at the TUC today, the PMS reiterated this morning’s statement, that the Prime Minster would like to work constructively with the unions.