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Section 15.11. Prohibition on nuclear, biological or chemical weapons. The Scottish State prohibits the presence, transportation or development of nuclear, biological or chemical weapons, parts or components thereof, throughout its land, territorial waters or airspace, such actions being deemed a criminal offence. Any such material currently existing within Scotland must be removed within three years of the date of ratification of this Constitution.

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  • Avatar admin
    Administrator #1  •  2020-08-20 17:58:49

    Section 15.11. Section 15.11. Prohibition on nuclear, biological or chemical weapons. The Scottish State prohibits the presence, transportation or development of nuclear, biological or chemical weapons, parts or components thereof, throughout its land, territorial waters or airspace, such actions being deemed a criminal offence. Any such material currently existing within Scotland must be removed within three years of the date of ratification of this Constitution.

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Proposed Amendment to Section 15.11.

  • Arfem

    Section 15.11. 15.11. More Specific Conditions.
    Prohibition on nuclear, biological or chemical weapons. The Scottish State prohibits the presence of such weapons and appurtenances within its borders such breach being deemed a criminal offence. Failing agreement within one year of the ratification of this clause to remove all such materials within a further two years will require any alternative proposal to be put to a National referendum.

      • Arfem

        Section 15.11. One can imagine the pressures from the UK, US & NATO on a Scottish Government to compromise over this clause. It may need the endorsement of a referendum to resist blackmail and help it stick to its principles.

          • NSCNICK

            Section 15.11. Agreed. This will be a major issue and perhaps millstone in negotiations with rUK. The time limit should be within the lifetime of the first parliament. It needs to be reasonable and allow sufficient time for storage facilities for NBC items to be constructed.

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      • NSCNICK

        Section 15.11. The time limit may be unreasonably difficult for rUK to comply. The principle of the amendment is well intentioned but may be difficult for rUK to achieve.

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Proposed Amendment to Section 15.11.

  • NSCNICK

    Section 15.11. The time limit for removal of NBC articles should be within the lifetime of the first independent parliament in order to allow rUK reasonable time to relocate such weapons.

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        Administrator #2  •  2020-09-02 15:20:25

        Section 15.11. Hi NSCNICK! Irrespective of the merits of this post it is a Comment NOT an Amendment. It does not follow the Guidelines for one or more reasons and cannot effectively qualify for voting and auto- ranking. Amendments must stand alone replacing the entire Section; start with the Section Number and a descriptive Headline. A sample of the correct format is at 15.11. Please Flag your post to request removal and please read the Guidelines before posting your replacement. Thank you.

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