HC Deb 06 March 1996 vol 273 c232W
Mr. Cox

To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what is the current annual cost of maintaining the United Kingdom's nuclear deterrent. [18088]

Mr. Arbuthnot

The running costs of the Polaris boats in 1994–95 was £65 million. The average annual operating cost of Trident over its life is expected to be about £200 million.