HC Deb 27 June 1961 vol 643 cc30-1W
Captain Kerby

asked the Minister of Defence, in view of the fact that the United States Navy now have 19 nuclear submarines in service while the Royal Navy have none, if he will make proposals to the North Atlantic Treaty Organisation for a re-arrangement of training programmes for submarine crews, so that the West German and other navies in the organisation can obtain maximum experience of the operating of nuclear submarines.

Mr. Watkinson

No. As unit training remains a national responsibility of N.A.T.O., I can see no advantage in putting forward such a proposal.

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