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Part of the debate – in the House of Commons at 10:30 am on 11th July 2013.

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Photo of Andrew Lansley Andrew Lansley The Leader of the House of Commons 10:30 am, 11th July 2013

Given that the hon. Gentleman’s question is occasioned by the front page of today’s Guardian, I hope he will be pleased to hear that the Government have not commissioned contingency plans for Faslane. Ideas of the kind described have not come to the Defence Secretary or the Prime Minister and they would not support them if they did.

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Dave McAuslan
Posted on 12 Jul 2013 10:23 am (Report this annotation)

If the Defence Secretary or the Prime Minister or indeed the Government have not commissioned contingency plans for Faslane, who authorised the MOD to study the political implications of designating the home of the nuclear fleet as sovereign UK territory - and at what cost?