Nuclear Submarines: Devonport Dockyard

Ministry of Defence written question – answered on 31st March 2021.

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Photo of Luke Pollard Luke Pollard Shadow Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs

To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, with reference to the Integrated Review, published on 16 March 2021, when he plans the first retired Devonport-based nuclear submarine to be recycled.

Photo of Jeremy Quin Jeremy Quin The Minister of State, Ministry of Defence

The Ministry of Defence is a responsible nuclear operator and remains committed to the cost effective, safe and secure full dismantling of our decommissioned nuclear submarines as soon as practicably possible. As set out in the United Kingdom’s future nuclear deterrent: the 2020 update to Parliament, progress continues with the delivery of this complex initiative, working closely with UK industry partners and the civil nuclear sector, supporting key engineering skills and nuclear expertise.

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