HC Deb 07 July 1989 vol 156 c301W
Mr. Foulkes

To ask the Secretary of State for Defence whether he has received any representations on reported incidents between fishing boats and submarines; and if he will make a statement.

Mr. Archie Hamilton

Letters have been received from fishermen's organisations and other interested individuals about a number of incidents in which submarines are alleged to have been involved.

Dr. Thomas

To ask the Secretary of State for Defence under what circumstances he is prepared to release details of the whereabouts of United Kingdom or allies' submarines on operational duty.

Mr. Archie Hamilton

It would not be in the national interest, or in the interests of our allies, to disclose such information.

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