Westminster News

Foreign Affairs Committee: EU Report

The Foreign Affairs Committee publishes report representing the full spectrum of opinion on the question of the UK’s continuing membership of the European Union.

Figures show crippling costs of renewing Trident

An answer to a parliamentary question tabled by Crispin Blunt MP reveals that the costs of servicing the UK’s nuclear deterrent alone are estimated to continue to the 2060s at 6% of the defence budget, while the acquisition costs will be around £25 billion, higher than an earlier upper estimate of £20 billion.

New Foreign Affairs Committee Chairman warns against FCO cuts

Crispin Blunt MP, the newly elected Chairman of the House of Commons Foreign Affairs Select Committee, asked at Prime Minister’s Question Time today for assurances that the Comprehensive Spending Review (CSR) would not undermine the ability of the Foreign Office to deliver the country’s strategic foreign policy objectives.