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Navy: Scalpay

Volume 496: debated on Wednesday 9 September 2009

To ask the Secretary of State for Defence whether he has received reports of the involvement of a Royal Navy submarine in an incident off the Isle of Scalpay on 24 July 2009. (290797)

A Royal Navy submarine was conducting routine training off the Isle of Scalpay on the 24 July 2009, but it was not involved in any incident. A Scottish Fisheries Protection vessel and a Maritime Patrol Aircraft were also in the area at the time, but these units were not involved in any coordinated activity.