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Trident Submarines: Design

Ministry of Defence written question – answered on 13th May 2019.

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Photo of Jonathan Edwards Jonathan Edwards Shadow PC Spokesperson (Treasury), Shadow PC Spokesperson (Transport), Shadow PC Spokesperson (Foreign Intervention), Shadow PC Spokesperson (Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy)

To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, if she will make an estimate of the cost to the public purse of potential late changes to the Dreadnought submarine design.

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To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what assessment she has made of the effect of delays to Dreadnought submarines on the out of service date for Vanguard submarines.

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

The design and build of the Dreadnought class submarines continues. The programme remains on track to enter service in the early 2030s, it remains within its budget. The build phase for the entire class will take approximately 20 years. The Dreadnought programme will ensure the United Kingdom has a credible, independent and capable nuclear deterrent out to the 2060s.

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