Sovereignty: Scotland

Defence written question – answered on 4th July 2012.

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Photo of Jeremy Corbyn Jeremy Corbyn Labour, Islington North

To ask the Secretary of State for Defence if his Department will discuss the future of HMNB Clyde with the Scottish Government before the 2014 referendum on Scottish independence.

Photo of Philip Hammond Philip Hammond The Secretary of State for Defence

holding answer 2 July 2012

The UK Government position is clear: Scotland benefits from being part of the UK and the UK benefits from having Scotland within it. The UK Government are not making plans for independence as we are confident that people in Scotland will continue to support Scotland remaining within the UK in any referendum. Therefore I have no plans to discuss the future of Her Majesty's Naval Base Clyde with the Scottish Government.

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