UK's Nuclear Deterrent

Part of Terrorist Attack: Nice – in the House of Commons at 5:23 pm on 18th July 2016.

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Photo of Angus Robertson Angus Robertson Shadow SNP Westminster Group Leader 5:23 pm, 18th July 2016

I thank the hon. Gentleman. That is a very helpful intervention. I am not sure whether those numbers take account of the currency fluctuations that have had an impact on sterling—they do not. I see the hon. Gentleman shaking his head, so we should assume that the total cost is even higher than £179 billion. A calculation was made in May this year which suggested that it would be £205 billion. That is a massive sum. The Defence Secretary is shaking his head, but would he like to intervene on me now and tell us the number?