HC Deb 27 October 1965 vol 718 cc58-9W
Mr. Richard

asked the Secretary of State for Defence if he will provide a functional analysis of the costs of overseas theatres in terms of the costs of personnel, equipment, buildings and welfare services, respectively.

Mr. Healey

The approximate analysis is given in the following table:

associated with some welds in the submarine.

The construction of "Dreadnought," like that of other submarines, provides very substantial reserves of strength and at no time do we consider "Dreadnought's" safety to have been at risk. However, repair and strengthening work is being carried out wherever we think an addition to the safety margin to be desirable.

When this work is complete, a series of sea trials will be made by "Dreadnought" early next year to study the behaviour of the affected areas, and there will be detailed metallographic surveys.