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Devonport Dockyard

Volume 502: debated on Monday 7 December 2009

To ask the Secretary of State for Defence how much his Department paid to Rolls Royce for work on the refuelling capabilities of Devonport dockyard; and how much his Department originally budgeted for the project. (304778)

The nuclear refuelling facilities at Devonport Royal Dockyard were upgraded as part of the D154 contract, to support Vanguard class submarine refits. Rolls-Royce was a subcontractor for this work; the prime contractor was Devonport Management Ltd.

The original budget for the Rolls-Royce element of this work, when it first started in 1996-97, was £20.4 million. By the completion of the work in 2002, £126 million had been paid to Rolls-Royce.