§ Patrick Mercer
To ask the Secretary of State for Defence whether there have been problems with HMS Torbay upon its return to active service following its refit. 
§ Mr. Ingram
HMS Torbay returned to the fleet after her refit in November 2002 following a short delay while the submarine's electrical generation and heat management system and equipment was repaired.
As is normal following a substantial maintenance and upgrade period, some defects have been identified since HMS Torbay returned to operational service. These have 782W had no significant impact on operational capability and have either been repaired during routine maintenance or will be addressed when the programme permits.