HC Deb 20 January 1981 vol 997 c116W
Mr. Dobson

asked the Secretary of State for Defence what is the latest estimate of the cost to the United Kingdom of the Trident missile system.

Mr. Nott

Between £4½ and £5 billion at July 1980 prices over 15 years.

Mr. Jim Marshall

asked the Secretary of State for Defence (1) what further representations he has received about the proposed purchase of Trident;

(2) what recent representation he has received regarding the proposal to purchase Trident missiles.

Mr. Nott

Some 90 letters and two petitions referring specifically to the purchase of Trident have been received by my right hon. Friend the present Leader of the House and myself since the announcement on 15 July 1980 of the Government's decision to acquire the Trident missile system.

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