HMS Artful

Ministry of Defence written question – answered on 7th November 2014.

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Photo of Mike Hancock Mike Hancock Independent, Portsmouth South

To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what the (a) predicted and (b) actual cost to the public purse was of the construction of HMS Artful; and what the (i) predicted and (ii) actual date of handover of HMS Artful to the Royal Navy was.

Photo of Julian Brazier Julian Brazier The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Defence

The first three Astute class submarines were ordered as a single batch. It is therefore not possible to identify separately the construction costs for Artful. The planned date of handover of Artful to the Royal Navy is August 2015.

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