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RAF Lakenheath: Nuclear Weapons

Question for Ministry of Defence

UIN 156418, tabled on 20 April 2022

To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, whether the underground storage vaults at RAF Lakenheath are being upgraded (a) generally and (b) specifically to allow the storage of B61-12 nuclear bombs; and if he will make a statement.

Answered on

25 April 2022

The MOD is unable to comment on US spending decisions and capabilities, which are a matter for the US Government. It remains longstanding UK and NATO policy to neither confirm nor deny the presence of nuclear weapons at a given location.