§ Mr. Flynn
To ask the Secretary of State for Defence (1) whether the decommissioning of HMS Revenge involved the removal of Polaris missiles or nuclear warheads from operational service;
(2) what work his Department has undertaken to dismantle Polaris missiles and warheads that have been withdrawn from operational service.
§ Mr. Aitken
No Polaris missiles or nuclear warheads have yet been withdrawn from operational service, although work on the disposal of surplus components has commenced. Preparatory work on the withdrawal of missiles and warheads is progressing.