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Safety At HMNB Clyde (Faslane)

EDM number 33 in 2015-16, proposed by Brendan O'Hara on 27/05/2015.
Categorised under the topics of Armed forces, Defence equipment and procurement and Ballistic missile defence.

That this House views with alarm the revelations of Able Seaman William McNeilly, published by The Sunday Herald, in which he catalogues a series of security breaches and safety failings both at HMNB Clyde (Faslane) and aboard the UK’s nuclear-powered and nuclear-armed submarines; believes that, if substantiated, Mr McNeilly’s allegations would reveal an extremely worrying culture within the Submarine Service of lax security, including bags being taken aboard HMS Vanguard unchecked and an indifferent approach to routine safety procedures when dealing with both weapons and other nuclear systems, for example, the ignoring of the Reader-Worker Routine when removing inverters from the Trident missiles at the end of a patrol; further believes that Mr McNeilly’s 18-page document paints a picture of diminishing safety standards and gives rise to grave concerns as to whether there are sufficient numbers of suitably qualified and experienced personnel now available to the Service to be able to guarantee the safety and security of the UK’s nuclear-armed submarines; fears that, without such personnel, the chances of a catastrophic nuclear accident are greatly increased; and therefore calls on the Ministry of Defence to instigate an immediate, transparent and thorough investigation into Mr NcNeilly’s allegations and for the findings of that investigation to be placed in the public domain as soon as possible.

This motion has been signed by a total of 48 MPs.

MPDateConstituencyPartyType
Brendan O'Hara27/05/2015Argyll and ButeScottish National PartyProposed
Ian Blackford27/05/2015Ross, Skye and LochaberScottish National PartySeconded
Mhairi Black27/05/2015Paisley and Renfrewshire SouthScottish National PartySeconded
Stewart McDonald27/05/2015Glasgow SouthScottish National PartySeconded
Calum Kerr27/05/2015Berwickshire, Roxburgh and SelkirkScottish National PartySeconded
Roger Mullin27/05/2015Kirkcaldy and CowdenbeathScottish National PartySeconded
Caroline Lucas27/05/2015Brighton, PavilionGreenSigned
Paul Flynn27/05/2015Newport WestLabourSigned
Margaret Ferrier28/05/2015Rutherglen and Hamilton WestScottish National PartySigned
Martin Docherty28/05/2015West DunbartonshireScottish National PartySigned
Phil Boswell28/05/2015Coatbridge, Chryston and BellshillScottish National PartySigned
Chris Law28/05/2015Dundee WestScottish National PartySigned
Patricia Gibson28/05/2015North Ayrshire and ArranScottish National PartySigned
Richard Arkless28/05/2015Dumfries and GallowayScottish National PartySigned
Callum McCaig28/05/2015Aberdeen SouthScottish National PartySigned
Patrick Grady28/05/2015Glasgow NorthScottish National PartySigned
John McDonnell28/05/2015Hayes and HarlingtonLabourSigned
Angus MacNeil28/05/2015Na h-Eileanan an IarScottish National PartySigned
Alison Thewliss01/06/2015Glasgow CentralScottish National PartySigned
Virendra Sharma01/06/2015Ealing, SouthallLabourSigned
Martyn Day01/06/2015Linlithgow and East FalkirkScottish National PartySigned
Douglas Chapman01/06/2015Dunfermline and West FifeScottish National PartySigned
Philippa Whitford02/06/2015Central AyrshireScottish National PartySigned
Deidre Brock02/06/2015Edinburgh North and LeithScottish National PartySigned
Jeremy Corbyn02/06/2015Islington NorthLabourSigned
Michael Weir02/06/2015AngusScottish National PartySigned
Owen Thompson02/06/2015MidlothianScottish National PartySigned
Hannah Bardell02/06/2015LivingstonScottish National PartySigned
Joanna Cherry02/06/2015Edinburgh South WestScottish National PartySigned
Tommy Sheppard02/06/2015Edinburgh EastScottish National PartySigned
Chris Stephens02/06/2015Glasgow South WestScottish National PartySigned
Tasmina Sheikh03/06/2015Ochil and South PerthshireScottish National PartySigned
Ronnie Campbell03/06/2015Blyth ValleyLabourSigned
Angela Crawley03/06/2015Lanark and Hamilton EastScottish National PartySigned
Kirsty Blackman03/06/2015Aberdeen NorthScottish National PartySigned
Liz Saville Roberts03/06/2015Dwyfor MeirionnyddPlaid CymruSigned
Jonathan Edwards03/06/2015Carmarthen East and DinefwrPlaid CymruSigned
Hywel Williams03/06/2015ArfonPlaid CymruSigned
David Anderson04/06/2015BlaydonLabourSigned
Gavin Newlands08/06/2015Paisley and Renfrewshire NorthScottish National PartySigned
Alex Salmond08/06/2015Signed
Stephen Gethins09/06/2015North East FifeScottish National PartySigned
Alan Brown09/06/2015Kilmarnock and LoudounScottish National PartySigned
Rachael Maskell16/06/2015York CentralLabour/Co-operativeSigned
Neil Gray22/06/2015Airdrie and ShottsScottish National PartySigned
Corri Wilson24/06/2015Ayr, Carrick and CumnockScottish National PartySigned
Carol Monaghan01/07/2015Glasgow North WestScottish National PartySigned
John Cryer28/10/2015Leyton and WansteadLabourSigned

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