HC Deb 04 November 1993 vol 231 cc474-5W
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 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.