§ Mr. Martyn Jones
To ask the Secretary of State for Defence if he will make a statement on progress in replacing the Spearfish heavyweight torpedo. 
§ Mr. Ingram
The Ministry of Defence is currently considering potential replacements for the Spearfish torpedo as part of its Submarine Launched Underwater Weapon programme. This is in the Concept Phase of its Acquisition Cycle and a number of possible enhancements are being investigated.