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S5W-13267: Neil Findlay (Lothian)

Scottish Labour

Date lodged: 8 December 2017

To ask the Scottish Government, in light of the reported concerns regarding public safety, what discussions it has had with the Ministry of Defence (MoD) regarding nuclear weapons convoys passing through towns and villages; whether it has asked the MoD to notify residents that a convoy will pass through and, if so, what the response was. 

Answered by: Annabelle Ewing 8 January 2018

The transportation of defence nuclear material in Scotland is a reserved matter for the Ministry of Defence (MOD). The Scottish Government expects any such transportation to be carried out safely and securely, and has made this expectation clear to the UK Government.

The publically available Local Authority and Emergency Services Information (LAESI) sets out the local authority areas which defence nuclear material may pass through or fly over in the UK -https://www.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/643525/20170831-LAESI-Ed_11.pdf