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Nuclear Submarine Bases

Volume 264: debated on Thursday 19 October 1995

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to ask the Secretary of State for Defence if he will provide a breakdown of the total annual security costs at (a) Faslane and (b) Coulport. [37895]

The total annual security costs for 1994–95 for Faslane were £15,400,000 for personnel and £500,000 for maintenance of security equipment and infrastructure. For Coulport they were £12,900,000 and £1,200,000 respectively. Additionally, there was a total cost of £2,100,000 for Royal Marines covering both sites; this figure cannot be readily allocated to individual bases.