HM Submarine Affray

Part of the debate – in the House of Commons at 8:01 pm on 14th November 2007.

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Photo of John Martin McDonnell John Martin McDonnell Labour, Hayes and Harlington 8:01 pm, 14th November 2007

May I suggest to my right hon. Friend that the meeting would be to outline the continuing concerns of a number of relatives about what happened to the Affray and about the subsequent investigation? It is not a formal request to reopen the board of inquiry, although it may involve a request that divers are facilitated with new, modern technology to investigate the sunken sub so that we can have complete clarity for the relatives about what happened. There is a precedent; in the case of HMS Sussex, where bullion is buried in the wreck, permission was given. If permission was given in the case of the Affray, it would obviously be with full consultation with all the relatives, bearing in mind the number of their relatives in the sub.