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Defence written question – answered on 27th October 2005.

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Photo of Gordon Prentice Gordon Prentice Labour, Pendle

To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what the average length of tour of a Trident submarine was in the last period for which figures are available.

Photo of Adam Ingram Adam Ingram Minister of State (Armed Forces), Ministry of Defence

The average length of a Trident patrol is between 70 and 80 days at sea. There is no set patrol length as this is varied between each individual patrol.

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