Project ISOLUS

Part of the debate – in Westminster Hall at 3:30 pm on 6th January 2004.

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Photo of David Cairns David Cairns Labour, Greenock and Inverclyde 3:30 pm, 6th January 2004

I am grateful to the hon. Gentleman for indicating in advance that he would accept an intervention. I understand the concerns that his constituents have, but is it not incumbent on us as Members of Parliament to remind everyone that we have had nuclear facilities on the Clyde for many years, in a generating capacity and in a defence capability? Thanks to strict safety and security protocols, as well as the excellence of the workers, many of whom are our constituents, we have not had any incidents. While we recognise that there are concerns, we must also say that we have a long history of dealing with nuclear materials very safely in this country.