Global Security: Non-Proliferation - Foreign Affairs Committee Contents

 Letter from Tina Shaw

  I am writing to you as Chair of the Foreign Affairs Committee Inquiry into Global Security: Non-Proliferation.

  I believe that the Non-Proliferation treaty has, to date, been successful in preventing the further spread of nuclear weapons to other countries. However, it is clearly very difficult to continue to be so successful if those countries which have nuclear weapons are not honouring their commitments under Article 6.

  How can the UK take a world lead when it is planning to renew Trident? The UK's willingness to allow the US to use Fylingdales and Menwith Hill also sends the wrong message to other non-nuclear nations. The placing of the US missile defence interceptors in Poland similarly sends the wrong message and is escalating a dangerous response from Russia.

27 August 2008

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