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Rob Gibson

Opposed to Trident replacement and nuclear power
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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

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

Trident debate 14 June 2007
Voted for motion which opposed the renewal of Trident
Views on nuclear weapons:

Replied to survey in November 2006 saying he was opposed to Trident replacement and said:

"For too long Scotland has been unable to remove Trident. We in the SNP want to decide our own non-nuclear defence needs but also set a good example to other countries by scrapping nuclear weapons and banishing them from our soil"

Replied to survey in June 2005 saying he opposed Trident replacement.

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 SNP amendment Made speech in debate

Supported the following other motions on nuclear weapons::

Scotland's Long Walk for Peace
Trident Renewal Debate

S3M-02625: Parliamentarians for Nuclear Non-proliferation and Disarmament

S3M-02202: Nuclear Weapons Planning Application

S3M-01748: Support for Scottish CND

S3M-02284: Nuclear "Popcorning"

S3M-02716: Secrecy Over Real Nuclear Threat Revealed

S3M-02740: Radiation Exposure at Faslane

S3M-03240 : Generals Say Trident Completely Useless

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

S3M-03347: UK Close to Scrapping Nuclear Weapons

Is currently a member of Parliamentarians for Nuclear Non-Proliferation and Disarmament:
Constituency in 2007/2011 Parliament - Highlands and Islands