§ 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.]