HL Deb 08 May 2001 vol 625 c173WA
Lord Gladwin of Clee

asked Her Majesty's Government:

What progress has been made on the current status of the repairs to the submarine flotilla following its recall in October. [HL2103]

Baroness Symons of Vernham Dean

The repairs to the SSNs recalled last October are progressing well. Although straightforward in engineering terms, the work has involved the development of engineering techniques. This has been given the highest priority and we are able to say that the repairs to HMS Torbay and HMS Tireless have been completed successfully. HMS Torbay remains in refit and HMS Tireless sailed yesterday from Gibraltar to return to duty.

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