§ Mr. Ian Stewart
As to the first part of the question I have nothing to add to the answer my hon. Friend the Minister of State for the Armed Forces gave to my hon. Friend the Member for Gillingham (Sir F. Burden) on 26 November 1982. — [Vol. 32, c.590.] As regards operational duties, it is not the practice to disclose details which directly concern the operational availability of Her Majesty's ships and submarines.