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Treaty On the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons

Question for Foreign and Commonwealth Office

UIN 136470, tabled on 18 April 2018

To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, whether he has had any recent discussions with his international counterparts on the Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons.

Answered on

26 April 2018

‚ÄčThe UK is committed to the Nuclear Non Proliferation Treaty (NPT) as the cornerstone of the international nuclear non-proliferation regime. The treaty prohibiting nuclear weapons risks weakening the consensus around the near-universal NPT, which has played an unparalleled role in curtailing the nuclear arms race. 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. The Minister for Asia and the Pacific also raised the Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons when addressing the UN Security Council on 18 January 2018.