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Trident

HM Treasury written question – answered on 11th December 2017.

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Photo of Iain Stewart Iain Stewart Conservative, Milton Keynes South

To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, if he will make an assessment of the effect of transferring the costs of upgrading or replacing the UK's nuclear deterrent from the Ministry of Defence to another Government accounting department; and if he will make a statement.

Photo of Elizabeth Truss Elizabeth Truss The Chief Secretary to the Treasury

The like for like replacement of the nuclear submarine fleet is at the heart of the most recent SDSR and the funding settlement that accompanied it at SR15.

The Government has no plans to transfer the costs of upgrading or replacing the UK's nuclear deterrent from the Ministry of Defence to another Government accounting department at this time.

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