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Reserve Forces: Finance

Volume 468: debated on Monday 26 November 2007

To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what the planned funding for the (a) Royal Marines Reserve, (b) Royal Naval Reserve and (c) Royal Fleet Auxiliary is in the financial years (i) 2007-08 and (ii) 2008-09. (164551)

These organisations do not have distinct, identifiable budgets. Costs are managed functionally rather than organisationally. But the following indicative figures are available for forecast expenditure in 2007-08:

£ million

Royal Navy Reserve

Pay and allowances.


Royal Marines Reserve

Pay and allowances.


Royal Navy Reserve/Royal Marine Reserve

Utilities, rent of accommodation, transport, travel and subsistence. Excludes stores consumption and IT.


Royal Fleet Auxiliary (RFA)

RFA manpower costs, training and travel and subsistence; new build, maintenance and asset depreciation/cost of capital for RFA ships. Excludes fuel, stores consumption and IT.


Spending plans for future years are being reviewed in the current Departmental planning round.