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In answering an urgent question from Plaid AM Rhodri Glyn Thomas, First Minister Carwyn Jones said his cabinet are united in attempting to bring the UK's nuclear fleet to Milford Haven, arguing the move could bring jobs to Wales.
Conservative Paul Davies welcomed the plan and asked if the Welsh Government intends to explore the full economic impact of the bid.
But Plaid AMs condemned the Government, citing safety concerns.
The idea was first mentioned by Carwyn Jones at yesterday's First Minister's questions.
Plaid Cymru has condemned the First Minister's call for Britain's nuclear submarines to be based at Milford Haven. Plaid's Simon Thomas AM says
A Welsh Government spokesman has added more detail to the First Minister's earlier call for the UK's nuclear submarine fleet to be relocated to Milford Haven following an announcement by the Scottish Government that it wants the weapons withdrawn from Scotland:
The Welsh Government says it would provide a base for Britain's nuclear submarine fleet if an independent Scotland removed the fleet from Scottish waters. It follows an announcement by the Scottish Government that it is 'firmly committed to the earliest possible withdrawal of Trident from Scotland.'
Using the @WelshGovernment and @fmwales twitter accounts, the Welsh Government made its position clear:
Plaid supporters have already begun to express their horror at the thought. But many Labour activists will also be opposed even to the idea. And it seems a long way from the 'nuclear-free Wales' position of previous Labour-led Welsh Governments.
Victor Spinetti was made an Honorary Fellow of the University of Wales, Newport in 2005.
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