To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what is the estimated cost of the type 2400 Upholder class submarine maintenance facilities at HMS Dolphin, Gosport.
Since the mid-1980s some £4·4 million has been spent on the provision of facilities at HMS Dolphin specifically for the maintenance of Upholder class submarines.
To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what is the number and nature of the workers who will be transferred from Gunwharf, Portsmouth to HMS Dolphin, Gosport as envisaged in the Minister of State for the Armed Forces' letter of 10 March to the hon. Member for Gosport.
A total of around 100 service and civilian posts are expected to relocate from Gunwharf to HMS Dolphin in the mid-1990s, although further work still needs to be done on our detailed plans. The following units are expected to transfer:
- the Royal Engineers Diving Establishment;
- the Minewarfare and Maritime Trade School;
- the DNIS Management Systems Group and Small Systems Group;
- the Fleet Diving Group;
- the Portsmouth Area Clearance Diving Unit.