§ Mr. Ian Lloyd
asked the Secretary of State for Defence whether he anticipates a cost overrun on the British Trident programme equivalent to the increase to date from $12.4 billion to $34.5 billion, at 1981 current dollars, within the United States Trident programme of 20 SSBNs.
§ Mr. Pattie
As far as the United Kingdom Trident programme is concerned, we stand by the estimate of cost given by my right hon. Friend in his statement to the House on 11 March 1982.—[Vol. 19, c. 975.]