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To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what steps her Department in taking to tackle delays to the Vanguard submarine maintenance schedule.
To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what estimate she has made of the cost to the public purse of delays to the Vanguard submarine maintenance schedule.
The Ministry of Defence is committed to working closely with Babcock to safely deliver submarine support work, including our major planned maintenance projects. With Babcock, we are employing robust programme management techniques to deliver the HMS VANGUARD planned period of deep maintenance and refuel work. I am withholding the estimated cost as its disclosure would prejudice commercial interests.