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Tomahawk Missiles

Volume 406: debated on Monday 9 June 2003

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To ask the Secretary of State for Defence how many Tomahawk cruise missiles were fired by the Royal Navy during the Gulf conflict; and from which vessels. [112257]

Two United Kingdom submarines, HMS Splendid and Turbulent, fired a number of Tomahawk Land Attack Missiles during operations in Iraq. I am withholding the precise number of missiles fired by each in accordance with Exemption 1 of the Code of Practice on Access to Government Information, which relates to Defence, Security and International Relations.