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Working Group on Scotland Without Nuclear Weapons: Report to Scottish Ministers

DescriptionThe Working Group on Scotland Without Nuclear Weapons: Report to Scottish Ministers
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Official Print Publication Date
Website Publication DateNovember 18, 2009

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Contents

Working Group on Scotland Without Nuclear Weapons: Context

Governance Arrangements: Remit and Membership

Executive Summary

Introduction

Chapter 1
In the event of a decision to remove nuclear weapons from HM Naval Base Clyde, to examine the economic impact and to identify options for the development of alternative employment opportunities;

Chapter 2
Explore the various international opinions that exist on the legality of nuclear weapons so far as relevant to matters within the devolved competence of the Scottish Government; and explore the implications of seeking observer status at the Non-Proliferation Treaty Group and advise the Scottish Government on that process;

Chapter 3
Consider the adequacy of the current licensing and regulatory framework that exists in relation to HM Naval Base Clyde in relation to environmental, planning and transport issues;

Chapter 4
Identify good practice elsewhere in the world in developing peace and reconciliation and consider how Scotland might contribute to this work.

Summary of Options

Note on Methodology

Appendix A: STUC/ CND update report, May 2007 (pdf document)

Appendix B: Questions put to the Ministry of Defence relating to Chapter 1

Appendix C: Survey material substantiating chapter 3

The views expressed in this report are those of the Working Group on Scotland Without Nuclear Weapons and are not necessarily endorsed or shared by the Scottish Government.