Cabinet Office

Kevan Jones (North Durham, Labour)
To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office pursuant to the oral contribution by the Deputy Prime Minister of 2 September 2013, Official Report, column 5, on the Trident Alternatives Review, if he will provide details of the cost of the Trident Alternatives Review to the public purse in terms of (a) cost and (b) officials’ time.

Danny Alexander (Chief Secretary, HM Treasury; Inverness, Nairn, Badenoch and Strathspey, Liberal Democrat)
I have been asked to reply as the Minister responsible for the Trident Alternatives Review. I refer the hon. Member to the answer I gave him on 2 September 2013, Hansard, column 6W.