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Royal Fleet Auxiliary

Volume 449: debated on Monday 24 July 2006

To ask the Secretary of State for Defence how many ships from the Royal Fleet Auxiliary have been cannibalised in the past 12 months. (86998)

Over the past 12 months, eight ships of the RFA have had items of equipment removed for installation in other ships. This process is normally used to meet high priority operational commitments and where the items in demand are not readily available from normal sources. Equipment is then refitted to donor ships when it becomes available.

To ask the Secretary of State for Defence how many ships from the Royal Fleet Auxiliary can be deployed. (86999)

All RFA ships currently in service are deployable within the timescales set down in the current Fleet Readiness Profile.