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Trident Submarines

Question for Ministry of Defence

UIN 166489, tabled on 10 March 2021

To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what assessment was made of the (a) financial and (b) social merits of revising the timetable for replacing the Trident nuclear submarines.

Answered on

15 March 2021

As set out in 2020 Annual Update to Parliament on the UK’s future nuclear deterrent, the Dreadnought submarine programme continues to remain within overall budget and on track for the First of Class, HMS Dreadnought, to enter service in the early 2030s.

There will be no compromise to the UK’s continuous at sea deterrent, and no consideration has been given to revising the timetable to replace the Vanguard Class.

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