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Volume 451: debated on Monday 30 October 2006

To ask the Secretary of State for Defence how much his Department raised from the sale of former naval vessels (a) Sandown, (b) Inverness and (c) Bridport to the Government of Estonia. (94978)

The sale price for the three Sandown class ships to Estonia was £32 million (the gross return to MOD). The net return to MOD will, however, be adjusted by costs for regeneration of the vessels and training of crew prior to delivery. Regeneration is being carried out under incentivised arrangements and thus the final costs will not be known until completion of the work.