Trident Submarines: Finance

Defence written question – answered on 2nd February 2010.

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Photo of Dai Davies Dai Davies Independent, Blaenau Gwent

To ask the Secretary of State for Defence how much has been spent by his Department on the Initial Gate for replacing Trident nuclear submarines.

Photo of Bob Ainsworth Bob Ainsworth The Secretary of State for Defence

Initial Gate is a decision point in the acquisition process. The final spend on reaching Initial Gate cannot be calculated until after that point is reached; however, the total spend on the replacement submarine and associated propulsion system since the beginning of April 2007 to the end of December 2009 is some £380 million.

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Ken Brookman
Posted on 3 Feb 2010 2:14 pm (Report this annotation)

Good point by My MP here. Glad to see he agrees that we need to keep our nuclear deterrent intact during the current problems we face from some foreign nuclear powers or those trying to get nuclear weapons,