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MoD promises £350m for Trident replacement design work

The Defence Secretary, Philip Hammond, has announced investment of £350m to fund design work on the next generation of nuclear submarines in a move which has highlighted disagreements within the coalition.

During a visit to the Faslane base, Mr Hammond also described the Scottish National Party's plans to remove nuclear weapons from the Clyde as "irresponsible".

The BBC's Scotland Correspondent, Lorna Gordon, reports.

  • 29 Oct 2012
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