HC Deb 06 March 2000 vol 345 c484W
Mr. Gapes

To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what recent discussions have taken place involving(a) officials and (b) Ministers from his Department on arrangements for ballistic missile submarines from the French Navy to visit the UK. [112650]

Mr. Hoon

We hope that a visit by a French ballistic missile submarine to HM Naval Base, Clyde, will be possible later this year. Initial discussions have taken place at official level on the arrangements for such a visit; further meetings are planned. No discussions involving Ministers have taken place.

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