HC Deb 11 May 1960 vol 623 c62W
45. Mr. Hale

asked the Minister of Defence what is the total amount of expense incurred to date in respect of the cost of Blue Steel II; and for what reasons this project was cancelled.

Mr. Watkinson

The reason for stopping this part of the Blue Steel project was that it was concluded that the present version would be adequate for the period during which a weapon of this character is appropriate. In the final accounting for the project as a whole it is likely that a little over £lm. will be attributed to work on the Mark II.

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