§ 23. Mr. Ray Powell
To ask the Secretary of State for Defence by what date he now expects the Trident production programme to be completed; and what was his Department's original date for expecting completion.499W
§ Mr. Alan Clark
Trident remains on programme to enter service as planned in the mid-1990s. There has been no slippage in the in-service date since the decision to proceed with Trident II was announced in March 1982.