|Does anybody have any information on the following:
1) The cummulative amount of money that the U.K. has spent on developing/researching, acquiting/building, maintaining/upgrading/disposing of and operating its nuclear deterrent?
2) The amount of money that the U.K. was spending on its nuclear deterrent at its peak expenditure?
3) The amount of money that the U.K. is currently spending on its nuclear deterrent?
4) The projected spending on maintaining/replacing/whatever the U.K. nuclear deterrent?
Values in contemporary or current money would be fine (but please state which it is). I am trying to compare the expenditure on nuclear deterrents of various countries. Logic suggests that due to its limited size and connections with the U.S. the U.K. deterrent was significantly cheaper than that of most other countries, but I would like to do hard comparisons with real numbers if possible.