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Warships: Shipbuilding

Volume 464: debated on Wednesday 10 October 2007

To ask the Secretary of State for Defence how much was spent on shipbuilding for (a) the Royal Navy and (b) the Royal Fleet Auxiliary in each year since 1992. (154250)

This information is not held centrally, on a year by year basis, nor is it held to the level of detail requested. Estimates detailing how much has been spent on total shipbuilding and repairs in UK industry and commerce can be found in the latest edition of the UK Defence Statistics. The information is in the table.

The figures for 2006-07 are still being finalised and will be released in the future. Programmes such as the new Future Carriers, the Type 45 and the Astute will lead to further investment in this area.

MOD estimated UK expenditure by industry group. shipbuilding and repairing—1991-92 to 2005-06

£ million1

1991-92

1,227

1992-93

1,204

1993-94

1,020

1994-95

882

1995-96

766

1996-97

733

1997-98

790

1998-99

1,180

1999-2000

1,090

2000-01

1,110

2001-02

1,230

2002-03

1,070

2003-04

1,160

2004-05

1,060

2005-06

1,100

1 Figures are VAT exclusive and at current prices.