FOI release

FOI release: information relating to plans for Trident nuclear weapons system

Information on plans for Trident nuclear weapons system if yes vote in the Scottish referendum.



FOI ref 0658 advises that the FCO holds no relevant information but explains that the question of how Trident would be affected by Scottish independence cannot be answered now because it would depend on negotiations that could only take place if people in Scotland vote to leave the UK in September’s referendum. It gives a link to a report on Scottish independence and potential impacts on defence, including the UK’s nuclear deterrent. In addition, a link is given to the House of Commons Defence Committee and Scottish Affairs Committee reports