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Nuclear Weapons

Volume 24: debated on Monday 17 May 1982

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asked the Secretary of State for Defence what is the estimated expenditure on nuclear weapons by the United Kingdom for each year over the past decade in constant money terms.

The expenditure attributed to our strategic nuclear forces over the past decade, at constant 1982–83 Estimates prices, is as follows:

£ million
£ million
The increase in 1981–82 is mainly due to the Chevaline programme expenditure, which is now substantially complete.