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Trident Submarines

Volume 488: debated on Monday 2 March 2009

To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what steps are being taken to prevent collisions between Trident submarines and other submarines in the future. (259196)

The MOD takes this incident very seriously and a thorough review is under way. We will act on any lessons that might be identified.

To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what collisions between Royal Navy submarines and other vessels have taken place since 1997. (259229)

There have been no collisions between Royal Navy submarines and other vessels since 1997 other than the recent incident involving HMS Vanguard and the French submarine Le Triomphant.