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Ruth comments on BAE systems

Scottish Conservative leader has spoken the UK's defence secretary Michael Fallon to seek reassurances on orders for BAE systems on the Clyde.

Scottish Conservative leader â€‹Ruth Davidson said: 

"I spoke to the Secretary of State for Defence this morning to seek reassurances regarding orders to BAE systems on the Clyde.

"Michael Fallon confirmed that the orders for the Type 26 frigates and OPVs would go ahead as planned and as set out in the SDSR in November.

"It is important to monitor workforce issues at BAE between the winding down of work on the aircraft carriers and starting work on the Type 26 programme and I expect everyone - BAE, Unions and government - to endeavor to make the transition between projects as smooth as possible and give the workforce the security they deserve."

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