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Volume 453: debated on Monday 27 November 2006

To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what the unit production cost is of an Astute class ship submersible nuclear class. (101437)

The contract with BAE Systems is for the design and manufacture of three Astute Class submarines. The NAO's Major Project Report for 2006 reported an expected total cost of £3,656 million against a recosted approval of £2,578 million.