§ Mr. Redmond
To ask the Secretary of State for Defence how many personnel from his Department, and of what grades, participated in the NATO advanced research workshop on nuclear submarine decommissioning held in Moscow from 19 to 22 June; and if he will make a statement on the impact of the workshop on the development of his policy on storage and disposal of decommissioned nuclear submarines. 
§ Mr. Arbuthnot
No Ministry of Defence personnel attended this NATO workshop. Our policy remains that decommissioned nuclear-powered submarines are stored safely afloat at a suitable berth, pending eventual disposal.