SNP MP Douglas Chapman has urged the UK Government to give the Scottish Government advance notification when nuclear material is being transported on Scottish roads. The issue was raised in Parliament earlier this month, with Westminster confirming that local authorities are not given advance notice of movements that involve the transportation of Defence nuclear materials. Currently, police forces are notified of any nuclear convoy being routed through their area but have no obligation to make local authorities or the general public aware of any movement of nuclear material. Earlier this month, campaign group Nukewatch UK raised concerns about the transportation of nuclear weapons through the Midlothian area.
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