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Nuclear-powered Submarines

Volume 718: debated on Tuesday 6 April 2010

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To ask Her Majesty's Government whether the intended stationing of a tender for nuclear-powered submarines in the British Indian Ocean Territory will involve the USS “Emory S. Land”; and, if so, whether they will examine the stationing of the vessel at the US naval base at La Maddalena/Sardinia in 2007 and the circumstances of its withdrawal and the closing down of that base. [HL1994]

The UK and US are currently discussing the proposed stationing of the US submarine tender “Emory S. Land” to the British Indian Ocean Territory.