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Nuclear Submarines

Volume 477: debated on Monday 16 June 2008

To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what discussions he has had with Rolls-Royce in determining the requirements for a new nuclear steam raising plant; and if he will make a statement. (210086)

Rolls-Royce is the technical authority and sole industrial supplier for the Ministry of Defence's nuclear propulsion plant. The Ministry of Defence has had extensive discussions over many months with Rolls-Royce in determining the requirement for the Next Generation Nuclear Propulsion Plant, which is intended to be used on the successor to the Vanguard class submarines.