BUSINESS QUESTION – A VOTE ON TRIDENT – 29 June 2006

[Jeremy Corbyn: ... Is the Leader of the House in a position to tell us when the relevant Select Committee reports will be available, and when the Government will make a statement on the cost and legality of replacing Trident, and on their strategy for fulfilling our obligations under the non-proliferation treaty? When, moreover, will there be a vote in this House, on a clear substantive motion, on whether we are to continue down the nuclear armament road?]

Dr Julian Lewis: That will be on an Opposition day.

[The Leader of the House of Commons (Mr Jack Straw): The hon. Gentleman says from a sedentary position that such a debate will be on an Opposition day. No, it will not; it will be on a Government motion. ... There will be a debate on this issue. As I told the House last week, I cannot anticipate at this stage the most appropriate form for that debate, but it will be one that shows proper respect for the House.]