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Flag Office Sea Training: Plymouth

Volume 479: debated on Thursday 17 July 2008

To ask the Secretary of State for Defence how many foreign naval vessels and auxiliaries visited HM Naval Base Devonport under the auspices of Flag Office Sea Training in each of the last five years. (219456)

The number of foreign naval vessels and auxiliaries that have undertaken training at Flag Office Sea Training (South) over the last five years is as follows:

Financial year

Ships

Auxiliaries

2003-04

15

0

2004-05

18

2

2005-06

16

2

2006-07

14

0

2007-08

18

2

2008-091

4

1

1 To date.

To ask the Secretary of State for Defence how many Royal Naval vessels have taken part in training exercises in Plymouth under the auspices of Flag Office Sea Training for each of the last five years. (219457)

The number of Royal Navy (RN) and Royal Fleet Auxiliary (RFA) vessels that have undertaken training exercises at Flag Office Sea Training (South) over the last five years is as follows:

Financial year

RN

RFA

2003-04

28

13

2004-05

29

8

2005-06

27

17

2006-07

23

11

2007-08

25

13

2008-09 (to date)

6

2

To ask the Secretary of State for Defence how many (a) Royal Naval personnel and (b) civilian staff are employed in Plymouth by Flag Office Sea Training. (219458)

Flag Office Sea Training (South) employs 373 Royal Navy personnel and 40 civil servants in Plymouth. These figures include staff supporting training and resettlement in HMS Drake. The civil service figure includes 14 Royal Fleet Auxiliary personnel.