Tessa Munt MP and John Woodcock MP have submitted questions regarding Britain’s Trident Nuclear Deterrent.
Tessa Munt’s question to Liam Fox was to ask by what mechanism his Department has achieved cost savings in joint work with the US to procure a common missile compartment for the planned successor submarine; and how much funding has been allocated by his Department to the common missile compartment project to date. Read Dr Fox’s reply here. She also asked the Secretary of State for Defence (1) on what date he expects to present to Parliament the full results of the Trident value for money report; and (2) if he will ensure that Parliament is given the opportunity to review the Trident value for money report and the strategic defence and security review before any contracts for the Future Submarine programme are placed. Read Dr Fox’s response here.
John Woodcock wrote to the secretary of defence to ask about (1) how many staff are employed on the Trident Value for Money review; (2) how much has been spent to date on carrying out the value for money review of Trident; and what estimate he has made of the final cost. Read the minister’s response here.