AWE Aldermaston

Defence written question – answered on 11th January 2011.

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Photo of Andrew Smith Andrew Smith Labour, Oxford East

To ask the Secretary of State for Defence

(1) what assessment he has made of the likely effects on the (a) work programme and (b) budget of AWE Aldermaston of changes to the timetable for the replacement of Trident; and if he will make a statement;

(2) what assessment he has made of the implications for the Hydrus project at AWE Aldermaston of changes to the timetable for the replacement of Trident.

Photo of Peter Luff Peter Luff The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Defence

Work is ongoing to examine the effects of the outcome of the strategic defence and security review on the work programme and budget of the Atomic Weapons Establishment. This includes the effect of changes to the timetable for the replacement of Trident.

With regard to the Hydrus project, I refer the right hon. Member to the answer I gave on 29 November 2010, Hansard, column 575W, to Dr Huppert.

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