Defence: Continuous At-sea Deterrence - Question

Part of the debate – in the House of Lords at 12:29 pm on 23 June 2021.

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Photo of Lord Boyce Lord Boyce Crossbench 12:29, 23 June 2021

My Lords, I declare my interest as patron of the Submariners Association. The Minister’s Answer was welcome. Will she pay tribute to the crews of the current Vanguard class, who are having to work extraordinarily and unbelievably hard, with significant sacrifice for themselves and their families, to keep their ageing submarines going to ensure that the continuous at-sea deterrent is sustained? They will have to continue to do so for another 10 years until the Dreadnought class comes into operational service.