Trouble Ahead: UK Nuclear Weapons programme

Event Date: 30th April 2019
Location: Palace of Westminster, Committee Room 6, London SW1A 0AA


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Tuesday, 30 April 2019 from 14:00 to 15:30 (BST)

Palace of Westminster
Committee room 6
SW1A 0AA London
United Kingdom

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Trouble Ahead: Risks and Rising Costs in the UK Nuclear Weapons Programme

This 60 page report reveals in detail the grave risks and dramatically rising costs emerging in the UK’s nuclear weapons upgrade programmes. The 12 month study identifies precarious interdependencies, critical safety and project risks and flawed cost projections in a programme that looks increasingly unlikely to meet targets. Implications for policy-makers are outlined along with a set of recommendations.

The fully referenced, externally reviewed work was researched and written by David Cullen, Nuclear Information Service (NIS). Key findings will be presented before a panel discussion with Fabian Hamilton MP (Shadow Minister for Peace and Disarmament), Dr Michelle Bentley (Royal Holloway University of London/CIPP) and Douglas Chapman MP (SNP) chaired by Celia McKeon (Rethinking Security) followed by audience discussion with parliamentarians, academics, NGOs, defence and finance experts.

The event is intended to initiate ongoing dialogue to understand the full significance and impacts of the findings and begin to develop practical proposals for government.

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Nuclear Information Service

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