§ Mr. Strang
asked the Secretary of State for Defence what is Her Majesty's Government's contribution towards the cost of the United States facilities at Kings Bay.
§ Mr. Butler
The United Kingdom contribution to the capital cost of the jointly used facilities at Kings Bay, has been agreed at $70 million in fiscal year 1983 dollars. Provision for this payment is included within the current Trident estimate of £9,285 million and is also taken into account in the Department's assessment of the savings of over £700 million at 1984–85 prices arising from the Kings Bay missile processing agreement.