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UK MoD wishes to accelerate nuclear programmes

3rd December 2018 - 18:47 GMT | by Beth Maundrill in London

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Despite contributing to 40% of the UK Ministry of Defence's (MoD) budget deficit its two nuclear submarine programmes, Astute and Dreadnought, are in safe hands with no plans for delay - quite the opposite.

The deficit currently stands at £7 billion ($8.9 billion) from 2018 to 2028.

During a Public Accounts Committee meeting held on 3 December MoD officials debated with Members of Parliament the deficit and the reality of delaying or deleting programmes unless a different financial settlement is met.

In order to reduce the deficit the MoD currently finds itself in Stephen Lovegrove, Permanent Secretary for the MoD,

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Beth is Deputy Editor - Land at Shephard Media, managing coverage across all formats of …

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