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Astute Class Submarines

Volume 493: debated on Monday 1 June 2009

To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what the estimated cost of the Astute-class submarine from the (a) direct resource departmental expenditure limit (DEL), (b) indirect resource DEL and (c) capital DEL was at 31 March (i) 2001, (ii) 2002, (iii) 2003, (iv) 2004, (v) 2005, (vi) 2006, (vii) 2007, (viii) 2008 and (ix) 2009. (275058)

The information requested is detailed in the following table. The figures include the cost of the Assessment, Demonstration and Manufacture Phases.

£ million

As at 31 March each year

2001

2002

2003

2004

2005

2006

2007

2008

Direct Resource DEL

29

29

29

29

29

29

29

29

Indirect Resource DEL

442

471

694

667

666

651

655

663

Capital DEL

2,256

2,236

3,016

2,817

2,826

3,005

3,143

3,143

Total

2,727

2,736

3,739

3,513

3,521

3,685

3,827

3,835

I am withholding the figure for 31 March 2009 as this information is intended for future publication in the Major Projects Report 2009.