To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what steps his Department is taking to raise awareness of the global risks of nuclear weapons and the need for nuclear disarmament.
26 April 2018
The UK has a strong record on reduction of nuclear weapons. The UK remains committed to the long term goal of a world without nuclear weapons. We firmly believe the best way to achieve this goal is through gradual multilateral disarmament negotiated using a step-by-step approach and within the framework of the Non Proliferation Treaty. We continue to campaign for the entry into force of the Comprehensive Nuclear Test ban Treaty; and to press for successful negotiations on a Fissile Material Cut-off Treaty in the Conference on Disarmament. The UK will attend the next Preparatory Committee for the 2020 Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty Review Conference in April 2018 where we will use that forum to engage with a wide range of states on how we can together tackle the challenges that we face on non-proliferation and disarmament.