§ Mr. Simpson
To ask the Secretary of State for Defence how and to what extent the lessons learned from the Trident project at Faslane have been implemented. 
§ Mr. Arbuthnot
Experience gained during the Trident works programme informed the new procedures adopted by my Department in 1990 when it was untied from the Property Services Agency for new works projects. The procedures have been reviewed in the light of experience and are reflected in guidance subsequently distributed throughout Government by the Treasury.