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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Stewart McDonald MP called on the Ministry of Defence to consider cancelling the £1.15 bn worth of contracts it holds with flailing Capita.
SNP MPs have written to Tory Defence Minister Tobias Ellwood following a previous complaint about outsourcing contracts for the Defence Fire And Resource Project.
The SNP Defence Team, led by Stewart McDonald MP, sent an official objection to the MoD on their plans to award Capita the contract to run the Defence Fire & Rescue Service, which could cost the taxpayer millions should Capita collapse.
Stewart McDonald MP, and SNP Spokesperson for Defence, called on the Secretary of State for Defence to ensure that more is done to clamp down on Kremlin cronies stashing money in London, and across the whole UK.
Stewart McDonald MP asked the Secretary of State for International Development if new sanctions in Syria would target the Syrian Scientific Studies and Research Centre, and how the Government plans to strengthen the chemical weapons convention and the Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons.
The SNP’s Defence spokesperson has written to the Prime Minister to raise concerns Labour opposition members were briefed by the National Security Advisor on the government's airstrikes in Syria, on the basis they were sympathetic to the government’s position.