HC Deb 18 June 1969 vol 785 c108W
Mr. Arthur Lewis

asked the Secretary of State for Defence what is his estimate of the financial saving to Her Majesty's Government of re-negotiating the Nassau Agreement so that Great Britain no longer has any connection with the nuclear deterrent.

Dr. David Owen

Abandoning the Polaris programme would save Her Majesty's Government about £23 million a year. As regards the Nassau Agreement, I would refer the hon. Member to the answer given by the Prime Minister to the hon. Member for Banbury (Mr. Marten), on 30th January.—[Vol. 776, c. 1520–21.]