HC Deb 31 July 1997 vol 299 c477W
Mr. Baker

To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what is his policy in respect of the use of British waters by American submarines with nuclear capability. [11815]

Mr. Spellar

United States Navy nuclear-powered and nuclear-armed submarines may visit UK waters or designated berths subject to prior agreement with my Department. However, as with all vessels, they have a right of innocent passage through territorial waters.