Geoff Hoon denies claims that Faslane is to be privatised

Defence secretary Geoff Hoon has denied claims that Britain’s nuclear submarine base at Faslane is to be privatised. He said he had asked industry to look at how it might become involved in a number of roles at the Scottish naval base, particularly engineering work.

Defence secretary Geoff Hoon has denied claims that Britain’s nuclear submarine base at Faslane is to be privatised. He said he had asked industry to look at how it might become involved in a number of roles at the Scottish naval base, particularly engineering work.