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Royal Navy Expenditure

Volume 455: debated on Thursday 18 January 2007

To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what the projected spending by his Department is on the Royal Navy in each of the next five years; what assessment he has made of such spending on (a) current and (b) future operational capacity; and if he will make a statement. (114138)

The defence budget is not broken down by individual service. Tables two and three of the Government’s expenditure plans for 2006-07 to 2007-08, Ministry of Defence (Cmd 6822), show the current resource and capital spending plans of the fleet top level budget in the years 2005-06 to 2007-08. This covers the main operating and personnel costs of the Royal Navy. Spending plans for future years are being reviewed in the current departmental planning round and will also be shaped by the outcome of the Comprehensive Spending Review, which will set the Defence budget for 2008-09 to 2010-11.