§ Mr. Simon Hughes
To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what recent representations he has received from(a) the port of Tilbury authorities and (b) Thurrock borough council in respect of the possible use of the port of Tilbury by Royal Navy nuclear-powered submarines; and if he will make a statement.
§ Mr. Archie Hamilton
None. I have nothing further to add to the answer that I gave the hon. Member for Bow and Poplar (Ms. Gordon) on 5 May 1989 at column277.