HC Deb 15 February 1965 vol 706 cc155-6W
56. Mr. Emrys Hughes

asked the Secretary of State for Defence what expenditure has been incurred up to the end of January on the proposed base for Polaris submarines on the Gareloch; what is now the estimated cost of the base; when it is to be completed; and how many men are now employed on it.

Mr. J. P. W. Mallalieu

£2.5 million and at current prices and on plans inherited from our predecessors somewhere under £45 million. The base will complete in stages in time to support the first Polaris submarine in July, 1968. About 800 men are now employed on the site.