HC Deb 05 July 1979 vol 969 c676W
Mr. Churchill

asked the Secretary of State for Defence when he expects to place the next order for a nuclear powered submarine.

Mr. Speed

An order for the fifteenth nuclear powered fleet submarine was placed with Vickers Shipbuilding Group Ltd. today. This will be the third submarine of the Trafalgar class. The total cost of the vessel, including weapons and equipment, is expected to be about £125 million.

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