New shadow defence secretary commits to Successor on Barrow visit
Last updated at 18:20, Wednesday, 16 October 2013
THE new shadow defence secretary has reaffirmed Labour's commitment to commissioning Successor at Barrow shipyard - but refused to be drawn on whether it would be for three boats or four.
Vernon Coaker visited BAE Systems in Barrow today. A decision on the Trident nuclear deterrent submarines is due to be made in 2016.
He said: "There is a debate about four or three boats and there is a discussion in the alternative review about that.
"But I think the important thing is we're maintaining our commitment to an independent, nuclear deterrent.
"We believe that should be a continuous at-sea deterrent and the Main Gate decision for that will be made in 2016."
See tomorrow’s Evening Mail for the full story.
First published at 16:24, Wednesday, 16 October 2013
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What about all the many people in Barrow who don't work for BAE Systems and think that replacing Trident is a waste of money?