Armed Forces: Trident

House of Lords written question – answered on 26th June 2012.

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Photo of Lord West of Spithead Lord West of Spithead Labour

To ask Her Majesty's Government what sum will be spent between 1 April 2010 and 1 April 2015 on nuclear warheads and associated facilities for the Trident D5 missiles.

Photo of Lord Astor of Hever Lord Astor of Hever The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Defence

Expenditure on nuclear warheads and associated facilities for the Trident D5 missiles over the period requested is estimated at £5.8 billion at outturn prices.

This amount includes build, maintenance and decommissioning of UK nuclear warheads and operation of the Atomic Weapons Establishment sites; the UK's Government to Government arrangement with the United States covering both title to a number of D5 Trident missiles and a contribution to missile-processing facilities in the US; and operation of the Royal Naval Armaments Depot at Coulport.

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