§ Mr. Llew Smith
To ask the Secretary of State for Defence if he will list the occasions since 1979 when a submarine commander has failed to notify the requisite 475W authorities within the mandatory time of an accident involving a United Kingdom nuclear submarine; and what action has been taken on such occasions.
§ Mr. Hanley
Since 1979 there has only been one such incident. The commanding officer of the submarine concerned was the subject of a recent court martial.