§ Dr. Cunningham
To ask the Secretary of State for Defence how many incidents have been reported in the Irish sea involving submarines and fishing boats in each of the last five years.
§ Mr. Archie Hamilton
The number of incidents involving Royal Navy submarines and fishing vessels in each of the last five years is as follows:
Number 1984 1 1985 0 1986 0 1987 1 1988 14 1 Includes 2 yachts.
There have been no incidents so far this year.