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Hms Victory

Volume 405: debated on Wednesday 21 May 2003

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To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what the annual cost has been of (a) crewing and (b) preserving and maintaining HMS Victory since 2000. [113856]

The Ministry of Defence's annual costs for (a) crewing and (b) preserving and maintaining HMS Victory since 2000 are:

Financial Year £ million)
2000–012001–022002–03
Crewing1,072,0001,148,0001,137,000
Ticket Revenue1,058,6941,018,0471,022,025
Net Crew cost13,630130,419115,211
Preservation and maintenance856,000555,000631,000
The crewing costs include all Naval personnel and civilian staff employed by MOD and are offset by revenue for ticket sales. The preservation and maintenance costs include restoration work aimed at improving the material state of the ship.