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Departmental Finance

Volume 476: debated on Monday 2 June 2008

To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what, in near cash terms, his Department’s annual spectrum charge is for financial years 2008-09 to 2010-11. (207048)

The MOD currently pays approximately £50 million per year for its spectrum use.

In line with Government policy and resource accounting principles, the level of future fees will be dependent upon the level of the MOD’s spectrum use at that time. The MOD will consult shortly on the management and marketing of the UK Defence spectrum.

To ask the Secretary of State for Defence if he will list his Department's category A projects that are subject to variation of price clauses. (207049)

The information requested is not held centrally and could be provided only at a disproportionate cost.

To ask the Secretary of State for Defence if he will place in the Library a copy of his Department’s Financial Coherence Review 2006. (207053)

To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what, in near cash terms, are his Department's planning round 2008 Top Level Budget (a) resource and (b) capital allocations are for financial years (i) 2009-10 and (ii) 2010-11. (207056)

The Department's planned budgetary allocations for 2009-10 and 2010-11, disaggregated by top level budget, will be published in the MOD's Departmental Plan in June 2008.

To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what his Department's category (a) A, (b) B and (c) C projects are for the 2008-09 financial year. (207057)

The timing of MOD investment decisions depends on the maturity of the project. It is not therefore possible to provide a list of projects for the 2008-09 financial year.

Investment decisions for projects are taken as soon as the necessary work is complete.

To ask the Secretary of State for Defence pursuant to his statement of 12 November 2007, Official Report, column 500, that his Department and the Treasury would share the costs of urgent operational requirements above a mutually agreed total, what the mutually agreed total for the 2008-09 financial year is. (207105)

The mutually agreed estimated spend for urgent operational requirements, for 2008-09, is £900 million.