HC Deb 15 January 1985 vol 71 c94W
Mr. Speed

asked the Secretary of State for Defence if he will list the additional capital works, their cost and timetable that are required for the Trident project at Rosyth dockyard and Clyde naval base, respectively.

Mr. Butler

The capital works required at the Clyde submarine base and Rosyth dockyard include handling, storage, armament processing, berthing, docking, engineering, training and refitting facilities. They will be needed to support not only the Trident submarines but also the expanding fleet of nuclear powered fleet submarines (SSNs).

In presenting the 1984 notice of outline planning development and its accompanying environmental impact assessment for the Clyde submarine base, the Department provisionally estimated the overall construction costs at some £350 million. The comparable costs at Rosyth are estimated at some £200 million. All these facilities will be available in phase with requirements.