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Parliamentary debates and questions

S5W-05753: John Finnie (Highlands and Islands)

Scottish Green Party

Date lodged: 20 December 2016

To ask the Scottish Government whether it sought assurances, and from whom, that the use of Wick Airport by C-17 US Aircraft complies with all regulations that relate to the specifications of the airport runway and hard standing areas, and that the airport's use by this type of aircraft was safe, and what responses it received.

Answered by: Roseanna Cunningham 17 January 2017

The UK Government owns the nuclear materials currently stored at Dounreay and is responsible for any movements of that material. The Scottish Government has been kept informed on the programme of movements, and has sought and received assurances about the safety and security of any movements.