HC Deb 04 November 2003 vol 412 c618W
Mr. Jenkin

To ask the Secretary of State for Defence when he expects to place an order for further Astute class submarines; and if he will make a statement. [134483]

Mr. Ingram

A contract was placed in March 1997 for the design and manufacture of three Astute class submarines. The procurement of further Astute submarines is being considered and announcements will be made as soon as possible.

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