Nuclear Submarines: Decommissioning:Written question - 240572

Asked by Deidre Brock
(Edinburgh North and Leith)
Asked on: 03 April 2019
Ministry of Defence
Nuclear Submarines: Decommissioning
To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many nuclear-powered submarines have been dismantled under the Submarine Dismantling Project.
Answered by: Stuart Andrew
Answered on: 11 April 2019

The National Audit Office published a report on 3 April 2019, following their investigation into submarine defueling and dismantling. The report acknowledges the complex nature of activities to defuel and dismantle our decommissioned submarines and includes the most recent information on the status of the submarines and projects involved.

The details can be found in Figure 5 of the report which is available at the following link:

We remain committed to the safe, secure and cost-effective defuelling and dismantling of our nuclear submarines as soon as is practically possible. This commitment is illustrated by the recent success with commencement of the initial dismantling of the submarine Swiftsure, which has been followed immediately by commencement of the initial dismantling of Resolution.

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