HC Deb 10 January 2000 vol 342 c92W
Mr. Key

To ask the Secretary of State for Defence on how many occasions since 19 June the shiplift at Faslane has been used by(a) submarines and (b) surface ships; and if he will make a statement. [103411]

Mr. Spellar

[holding answer 21 December 1999]: Since 19 June 1999, the Shiplift at HM Naval Base Clyde has been used for the operational dockings of one surface ship (Minor War Vessel) from 22 June to 2 July, and one submarine (SSBN) from 7 July to 8 August. The facility has been non-operational since 1 September while essential Y2K compliance work was undertaken on the lift control and protection system. The replacement system completed the commissioning phase on 17 December.

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