Polaris Nuclear Submarine "Renown" (Incident)

Part of Oral Answers to Questions — Defence – in the House of Commons at 12:00 am on 3 December 1969.

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Photo of Mr Frank Allaun Mr Frank Allaun , Salford East 12:00, 3 December 1969

Although no missiles were aboard in this case, does not my hon. Friend agree that this was an entirely unforeseeable and a one-in-a-thousand accident and that therefore the same kind of accident could happen to missiles on board a Polaris submarine, or the thousands available elsewhere, despite the safeguards on them?