To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what the cost has been of re-painting a (a) nuclear submarine in-service, (b) decommissioned nuclear submarine, (c) ballistic missile submarine in-service and (d) decommissioned ballistic missile submarine in the most recent period for which figures are available; and if he will make a statement.
This information is not held in the format requested. The cost of repainting In-Service submarines is dependent on the Class and will vary with the individual platform material state. These costs form part of wider submarine maintenance contracts and are not easily identifiable separately.
In a similar manner, for decommissioned submarines, the cost forms part of the Survey and Docking Periods, which are conducted every 12 to 15 years; these costs also vary dependent on the Class of Submarine and individual material state.