Trident:Written question - 222052

Asked on: 26 January 2015
Ministry of Defence
To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what estimate he has made of the year-on-year future spending on the development phase of the replacement for Trident.
Answered by: Mr Philip Dunne
Answered on: 02 February 2015

As stated in the UK Future Nuclear Deterrent 2014 Update to Parliament, the Ministry of Defence (MOD) is more than halfway through a five year, £3.3 billion, Assessment Phase for the Successor submarine programme.

To the end of financial year 2013-14, a total of £1,243 million has been spent on this Assessment Phase. The MOD expects to commit around a further £2 billion before a Main Gate investment decision in 2016.

Estimated spending for individual years is being withheld as it relates to the formulation of Government policy and release would prejudice commercial interests.

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