HC Deb 30 November 1964 vol 703 cc2-3W
48. Mr. Emrys Hughes

asked the Secretary of State for Defence what is the latest estimate he has received of the cost of five Polaris submarines and of the base in Scotland from which they will operate.

Mr. Healey

The capital cost of a five-boat programme including the cost of the base from which they would operate would be of the order of £400 million.

Mr. Kershaw

asked the Secretary of State for Defence when the Polaris submarines will come into service; and how many there will be.

Mr. Healey

I have nothing to add to the answer which I gave to the hon. Member for Haltemprice (Mr. Wall) on 16th November.