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Trident Submarines

Question for Ministry of Defence

UIN HL4769, tabled on 18 January 2017

To ask Her Majesty’s Government, further to the question asked by Lord West of Spithead in the debate on the future capability of the armed forces on 12 January (HL Deb, col 2128), whether there has been any consideration of reviewing the decision made by the previous Chancellor of the Exchequer on funding the capital costs of the deterrence succescor programme from contingency rather than defence funds.

Answered on

25 January 2017

The Chancellor of the Exchequer and Defence Secretary agree that funding and control for the Dreadnought programme remain rightly part of the Defence Budget.