BAE Systems: Explosions

Ministry of Defence written question – answered am ar 23 Ebrill 2024.

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Photo of John Healey John Healey Shadow Secretary of State for Defence

To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what assessment he has made of the potential impact of the explosion at BAE Systems Monmouthshire on munitions production.

Photo of James Cartlidge James Cartlidge The Minister of State, Ministry of Defence

This was an isolated incident at the BAE Systems (BAES) Glascoed site, Monmouthshire that occurred in a remote building away from the production facilities. Tried and tested safety protocols were immediately enacted and there were no casualties. BAES is continuing to investigate and has engaged the Health and Safety Executive.

At this stage BAES do not envisage anything but a minimal impact on operations. Defence Equipment & Support are closely engaged with BAES to support their investigations. At present, a separate Ministry of Defence investigation is not planned.

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