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Nuclear Submarines

Ministry of Defence written question – answered on 28th October 2019.

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Photo of Stewart McDonald Stewart McDonald Shadow SNP Spokesperson (Defence)

To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what the cost to public purse is of the delay to the delivery of HMS Audacious and other Astute-class nuclear submarines; and whether funding will be (a) reduced or (b) withheld from other defence projects to fund additional costs.

Photo of Anne-Marie Trevelyan Anne-Marie Trevelyan The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Defence

Any additional costs related to the delay to the delivery of Audacious have been contained within the current Astute Equipment Programme budget.

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