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Bruce Crawford

.Opposed to Trident and new nuclear power stations
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Set up and chaired Working Group on Scotland Without Nuclear Weapons.

Response to 2011 election survey:

Question 1. The Scottish Parliament should continue to call on the UK government not to go ahead sith 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

Question 4. Are you for or against the construction of new nuclear power stations in Scotland ?
- Against

"There is no strategic, moral or economic arguments left to support the continued existence of the Trident weapon system."

"I am against new nuclear power stations in Scotland. I do not want to leave future generations with the problem of dealing with the radioactive waste for thousands of years and neither can we afford the costs of decommissioning. Scotland should instead invest in her fantastic potentail in offshore renewables and the 130,000 jobs that can be created."

Trident debate 14 June 2007

Voted for motion which opposed Trident replacement

Gave a speech, as Minister for Parliamentary Business and spoke about action the new Scottish Government would take -

"the Government will reflect on the views of the majority of Scots and carefully consider which aspects of the plans to replace Trident impact on devolved areas. We will do what we can, using those responsibilities, to persuade the UK Government to change its stance.

"We also intend to hold a summit with key stakeholders to agree a joint position against Trident and get the best ideas and proposals from an alliance of people from throughout Scottish life who oppose the son of Trident. "

Views on nuclear weapons:

Replied to survey in November 2006 saying he was opposed to upgrading or replacing Trident and said "A replacement for Trident makes no sense strategically, economically or morally. There is intellectual case for the replacement of Trident stategically, economically, ethically or morally. I was hugely disapointed at the Labour Party members who did not vote against the principle of replacing Trident during the SNP sponsored debate on the issue in Parliament on 28th of September"

Replied to survey in June 2005 saying he was opposed to Trident replacement and said "weapons of mass destruction on the Clyde to be entirely unacceptableScotland cannot continue to allow herself to be used as the base for nuclear weapons. When there is still much to be done to improve Scotland’s public services"

Trident debate 21 December 2006

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

Trident debate September 2006:
Spoke and voted for SNP motion (opposing Trident replacement) and for Green amendment (diversification). Made speech during debate

Trident debate May 2006:

Voted for Green motion (opposing Trident replacement) and SNP amendment. Made speech during debate

Supported the following other motions on nuclear weapons::
Scotlands Walk for Peace - Glen
Faslane 365
Trident Renewal Debate
Constituency in 2007/2011 Parliament - Stirling