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RAF Lakenheath

Question for Ministry of Defence

UIN 473, tabled on 10 May 2022

To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, with reference to the US Department of Defense's Military Construction Program FY 2023 Budget and the proposal it contains for infrastructure investment at a special weapons storage site in the UK, what discussions he has had with the US Government on the potential use of RAF Lakenheath as such a storage site.

Answered on

17 May 2022

The Ministry of Defence 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.