§ Dr. Kim Howells
To ask the Secretary of State for Defence where the decommissioned pressurised water reactors removed from British nuclear submarines are stored; and what is the method of that storage.
§ Mr. Sainsbury
Only one nuclear-powered submarine Dreadnought, has so far been decommissioned. The defuelled reactor belonging to this vessel is inside the reactor compartment which remains an integral part of the submarine. Dreadnought has been berthed at Rosyth naval base since 1983.