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Scottish Government Debate on Trident


On Wednesday 6 August (Hiroshima Day commemoration) the Scottish Government will have a full debate on Trident.

Please lobby your MSPs or encourage them to speak against Trident. A 4 page briefing from Scottish CND contains key points. In addition, there is an article on Trident costs here and the Chair's summary from the Mexico conference on the humanitarian impact of nuclear weapons here.

Emails can be sent to MSPs through writetothem.com  scotland4peace.org has email details and MSPs' voting records. Contact details are also on the Parliament website  

Scottish CND supporters are encouraged to attend the debate which will take place between 2.40 - 5 pm in the Scottish Parliament. There is no need for preregistration. Please allow time for security checks.



Motion S4M-10724: Keith Brown, Clackmannanshire and Dunblane, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 04/08/2014



That the Parliament supports the speediest safe withdrawal of nuclear weapons from Scotland; opposes the renewal of Trident nuclear weapons; believes that the predicted cost of around £4 billion a year in the mid-2020s for Trident renewal is totally unjustifiable; calls on the UK Government to set out which major defence procurement projects, or other areas of public spending, will have to be cut to pay for Trident renewal; notes that only a Yes vote in the independence referendum will guarantee the withdrawal of Trident nuclear weapons from Scotland; supports the aim of removing Trident within the first term of the Scottish Parliament following independence, and confirms its commitment to working with nuclear and non-nuclear states to create the conditions for a world without nuclear weapons.


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