Nuclear Weapons: Expenditure

Ministry of Defence written question – answered at on 22 March 2024.

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Photo of Martin Docherty Martin Docherty Shadow SNP Spokesperson (Defence)

To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what assessment he has made of the impact of his Department's expenditure on a replacement nuclear deterrent on the non-nuclear equipment budget.

Photo of James Cartlidge James Cartlidge The Minister of State, Ministry of Defence

Funding for programmes in the Defence Nuclear Enterprise is now ringfenced within the Defence budget. This will help to protect the wider Equipment Plan budget from any financial pressures in nuclear programmes.

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