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1 Submarine Squadron

Volume 205: debated on Monday 16 March 1992

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To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what information he has on the home addresses of the 350 naval personnel committed to the 1 Submarine Squadron; and whether they are home owners or tenants.

Information on home addresses is held locally on all service personnel who work for the 1 Submarine Squadron. About one third are home owners, the remainder are either private tenants or occupy RN accommodation. It is not possible at this stage to say which personnel will move to Devonport.

To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what is the estimated cost of relocating the 1 Submarine Squadron from Gosport to Devonport.

The estimated cost is some £3·5 million. With annual savings in running costs of some £2 million per year, we expect to recoup these costs within two years.