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Moore: "Best argument" made for carriers

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The Secretary of State for Scotland today told Glasgow shipyard workers the case for building aircraft carriers in Scotland has been made at the highest levels of government.

The Secretary of State for Scotland today told Glasgow shipyard workers the case for building aircraft carriers in Scotland has been made at the highest levels of government.

Michael Moore was on a tour of the Scotstoun and Govan yards to meet the workforce at BAE Systems and to see the work currently being carried out on the Queen Elizabeth-class aircraft carrier and other vessels.

He held a number of meetings with senior management and unions before he was given a tour of the yards to see HMS Dragon in dry dock and the fabrication sheds to see progress being made on the carrier blocks, as well as meeting apprentices and other staff.

The Minister said: “I have been impressed by the commitment of those who work in our shipyards and this visit to the Clyde helped reinforce the fact we have a world-class skills base here in Scotland.

“I have been working hard to make the best arguments for defence in Scotland at the highest levels of government.”