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Great expectations

Devonport and Rosyth dockyards cannot host Britain’s Trident submarines, which carry nuclear missiles, because they are full up with 20 obsolete nuclear submarines which have not been decommissioned. Nine of these subs still hold nuclear fuel. The public accounts committee criticised the ministry of defence for its lack of action in late September.

The infrastructure supporting Britain’s nuclear submarine fleet is no longer ‘fit for purpose’, according to the parliamentary select committee.

A lack of maintenance at 13 military nuclear sites around Britain, including Devonport dockyard, has created a ‘ticking time bomb’, the committee was told by officials.

Topics: Nuclear Weapons