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Nuclear Safety Incidents at Faslane and Coulport

  • Submitted by: James Dornan, Glasgow Cathcart, Scottish National Party.
  • Date lodged: Thursday, 25 May 2023
  • Motion reference: S6M-08935
  • Current status: Achieved cross-party support

That the Parliament notes with concern figures recently reported by The Ferret website stating that the total number of nuclear site events at the Faslane and Coulport Ministry of Defence facilities on the Clyde increased by a third in a single year; further notes what it sees as the seriousness of such incidents and believes that there is the potential for there to be catastrophic accidents close to Scotland's largest city, Glasgow; considers the reported increasing number of incidents to be highly alarming; notes the view that the UK Ministry of Defence should take into account the safety concerns being raised and release more details about the frequency of serious incidents, and further notes the view that the safest course of action is the removal of all nuclear weapons from Scotland.

Supported by: Colin Beattie, Maggie Chapman, Katy Clark, Annabelle Ewing, Christine Grahame, Emma Harper, Clare Haughey, Bill Kidd, Ruth Maguire, John Mason, Stuart McMillan, Audrey Nicoll, Collette Stevenson, David Torrance, Mercedes Villalba