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Michael Matheson

.Opposed to Trident and renewal of Trident
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Response to 2011 election survey:

Question 1. The Scottish Parliament should continue to call on the UK government not to go ahead with the current proposal to replace Trident.

- Yes

Question 2. The Scottish Parlaiment should call on the UK government to cease the deployment of Trident

- Yes

Question 3. The Scottish Parliament should support a Nuclear Weapons Convention (a global ban on nuclear weapons).

- Yes

Trident debate 14 June 2007
Voted for motion which opposed Trident replacement
Views on nuclear weapons:

Michael Matheson is drafted a bill to outlaw Weapons of Mass Destruction in Scotland.

Replied to survey in November 2006saying he was opposed to the upgarding or replacing of Trident and said " Nuclear weapons are both illegal and immoral. They are opposed by the majority of Scots. and at a time when their is a need to invest in our schools and hospitals, it is simply unbelieviable that this New Labour Government want to spend £76 Billion on new Nuclear weapons"

Replied to survey in June 2005 saying he was opposed to Trident replacement and said "At a time of global instability caused by the illegal war in Iraq, with public services such as our schools and hospitals coming under increasing financial pressure, there can be no justification for wasting public money on a new Trident system"

Trident debate 21 December 2006

Voted for SNP motion and for Lib Dem amendment opposing Government plans to replace Trident.

Trident debate September 2006:
Voted for SNP motion (opposing Trident replacement) and for Green amendment (diversification)

Trident debate May 2006:

Voted for Green motion (opposing Trident replacement) and for SNP amendment

Supported the following other motions on nuclear weapons::

Trident Renewal Debate
Renewal of Trident,

S3M-02202: Nuclear Weapons Planning Application

S3M-01748: Support for Scottish CND from James

S3M-03288: Aiming for a Nuclear-free World and a Nuclear-free Scotland

Constituency in 2007/2011 Parliament - Falkirk West