MPs call for funding to recycle nuclear submarines

The recycling and dismantling process of the ships could create hundreds of jobs.

A group of MPs has written to the Prime Minister to ask for funding to recycle the UK's retired nuclear submarines.

The Royal Navy has seven nuclear submarines that are coming out of service in the next two decades but currently there is nowhere to store them.

The recycling of the vessels will relieve pressure on where to store current and retired ships.

In a letter to the Prime Minister and other party leaders, Luke Pollard, MP for Plymouth Sutton and Devonport, asks for funding to the nuclear clean up process to be extended to include nuclear submarines.

There are 13 vessels in long term storage in Devonport and it's thought the dismantling process of the ships will create hundreds of jobs.

Luke Pollard says "We need a proper funded plan" "Sustainably, safely and securely recycling our out of service nuclear submarines would be a sound idea".