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John Nott on defence cuts and introduction of Trident nuclear deterrent

Title
John Nott on defence cuts and introduction of Trident nuclear deterrent
Genre
Interview
TX Date
May 1981
Year of production
1981
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Duration
00:02:57
Description
Defence Secretary, John Nott on the government cuts which will result in the closure of Chatham Dockyard and the reduction of capacity at Portsmouth. He says there will be an increase in defence spending and the Trident submarine missile system is needed to maintain peace with the USSR. Male interviewer not identified.
Contributors
John Nott
Keywords
Politics; Government; Cost reduction; Conservative Party; Portsmouth; Defence; Nuclear weapons; Gibraltar; Submarines; Navy; Dockyards; Redundancies; Chatham

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