Nuclear Powered Vessels and Nuclear Submarines: Procurement

Ministry of Defence written question – answered on 19th October 2018.

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Photo of Fabian Hamilton Fabian Hamilton Shadow Minister (Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs), Shadow Minister (Defence)

To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what estimate he has made of the (a) total cost and (b) completion date for the (i) Dreadnought submarine, (ii) Astute submarine, (iii) Nuclear Warhead Capability Sustainment and (iv) Core Production Capability programmes.

Photo of Stuart Andrew Stuart Andrew Assistant Whip, The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Defence

As part of this Government's transparency commitment, the current approved cost estimates for the defence nuclear programmes were included in the Ministry of Defence Major Projects Portfolio, published on 4 July 2018. Programme projected completion dates are also included, where security constraints allow.

A link is provided below:

https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/mod-government-major-projects-portfolio-data-2018

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