The Ministry of Defence has come under fierce fire after refusing to reveal the official safety ratings given by its watchdog for the Trident nuclear weapons system on the Clyde.
UK government plans for new Trident submarine reactors are under threat from staff shortages and spending cuts.
Revelations that the Ministry of Defence is planning 14 new developments at the Trident nuclear bases on the Clyde have sparked criticism.
The Ministry of Defence has censored official warnings about the safety of the Trident nuclear weapons system based on the Clyde.
Westminster spending watchdog condemns UK government plans to replace Trident as “in doubt” or “unachievable”.
More than £74 million of public money is spent every year to guard Trident warheads and nuclear submarines on the Clyde and across the UK.
The Infrastructure and Projects Authority told the Cabinet Office that £31bn programme for new nuclear submarines faces "major risks".
New safety fears over 10-year failure to recruit enough skilled and experienced staff to work on UK nuclear weapons and submarines.
Trident submariners were guilty of a “prolonged and repeated failure” to understand and control reactor risks at the Faslane nuclear base on the Clyde.