- Published on Thursday, 28 May 2015 09:04
Scottish CND has published a report which examines the claims made by Able Seaman William McNeilly against the background of decades of problems with British nuclear submarines. This has been released prior to a statement from Michael Fallon, Defence Minister, and an adjournment debate on the safety of Trident today.
John Ainslie, Coordinator of Scottish CND said: "McNeilly's report should not be dismissed as the ill-informed views of a junior sailor. One of his main concerns was the 'scary' shortage of personnel to work on the Trident missile system. Official reports show that there is a 25% shortfall in this area and that the lack of suitable people is the greatest risk to the safety of the defence nuclear programme."
Scottish CND report: Substandard - The Trident Whistleblower and the safety of British submarines
William McNeilly's original report