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New Defence Secretary must address nuclear deterrent "white elephants"

SNP Defence Spokesperson, Stewart McDonald MP, has said the new Defence Secretary - Penny Mordaunt MP - must immediately address some of the "white elephants" facing the MoD.

Call for criminal investigation into alleged leak of security information

The SNP has called for a full criminal police investigation into the alleged leaking of national security information by Tory Defence Secretary Gavin Williamson MP.

SNP demand public inquiry into nuclear submarine decommissioning

The SNP has called for a public inquiry into the nuclear decommissioning of submarines, after it was revealed that the UK government has failed to properly dispose of single Nuclear-powered submarine.

Tory Defence plan "too little, too late"


SNP Defence spokesperson Stewart McDonald MP has slammed a severely delayed UK government defence report which fails to address many modern security concerns and systemic failures with the Ministry of Defence.

SNP Defence Spokesperson blasts £400m nuclear submarine spend


Tory Defence Secretary Gavin Williamson has been accused of “throwing more good money at bad projects” after he announced a £400 million investment for the UK’s nuclear submarine programme.

New shift patterns yet another ‘kick in the teeth’ for MoD police officers


Stewart McDonald MP, and SNP Spokesperson for Defence, has written to the Chief Constable of the Ministry of Defence Police Force, urging him to reconsider the new shift patters for MoD police officers.

Stewart McDonald MP pledges support to help veterans re-transition into society after prison

Care after Combat

As part of a series of Remembrance events, Stewart McDonald MP attended a Parliamentary session with Care after Combat,the charity working to help prisoner veterans to reintegrate into society after leaving prison, to learn more about its vital mentoring services.

MP leads call for debate on tragic loss of life amongst servicemen and women


Stewart McDonald MP, and SNP Spokesperson for Defence, called for a debate on the "scandal" that the MoD does not record the rate of suicides amongst former servicemen and women.

Call for clarity following UK Government's "mixed messages" over INF Treaty


During an urgent Question in the House of Commons, Stewart McDonald MP said the UK Government must not cheerleader the US administration's plans to withdraw from the INF Treaty - and called on all parties to work together to ensure the treaty remains in tact.

Prime Minister did not discuss INF treaty at EU Council


Following reports that the US is due to to announce it is going to leave the INF Treaty, Stewart McDonald MP, and SNP Defence Spokesperson, asked the Prime Minister if the issue was discussed at the EU Council.

Sack Capita and end MoD "addiction to privatisation", says SNP MP


Stewart McDonald MP called on the Ministry of Defence to consider cancelling the £1.15 bn worth of contracts it holds with flailing Capita.