HC Deb 09 March 1993 vol 220 c545W
Mr. Viggers

To ask the Secretary of State for Defence how many serving naval officers are currently qualified to command submarines; and how many of these originally qualified as commanders of diesel-electric submarines.

Mr. Aitken

There are currently 135 serving naval officers who are qualified to command submarines. On successfully completing the submarine command course, officers are qualified to serve on both nuclear and diesel-electric submarines.