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RAF Halton

Volume 479: debated on Monday 1 September 2008

To ask the Secretary of State for Defence which customers purchased (a) spare capacity training and (b) spare capacity resources from RAF Halton in each year since 1998. (217587)

The RAF has had a contract with HORIZON to market spare training capacity at RAF Halton since 2001. I am withholding the list of HORIZON'S customers as its release would, or would be likely to, prejudice commercial interests. Details of customers for spare capacity at RAF Halton prior to 2001 are not held centrally and could only be provided at disproportionate cost.

Since financial year 2004-05, approximately 1,500 customers have purchased spare resource capacity from RAF Halton. I will write to the hon. Member with the names of these customers.

Substantive answer from Bob Ainsworth to David Lidington:

I undertook to write to you in answer to your Parliamentary Question on 14 July 2008, (Official Report, column 177W) that asked for a list of customers who purchased spare capacity training and spare capacity resources from RAF Halton in each year since1998.

The list of customers who have purchased spare resource capacity is detailed below, as promised. RAF Halton holds records of these customers from the beginning of Financial Year 2001-02.

However the IT system at the station was not working when I originally answered this question. Using this newly accessible information, officials have clarified that the number of different customers is in fact around 260 since 2001-02 rather than 1,500 since 2004-05 quoted previously. On further investigation, the information in the original answer turned out to be the number of enquiries the station received concerning spare resource capacity rather than the number of actual customers. I apologise for this error.

Included within these figures are some 80 individuals who have purchased spare resource capacity from RAF Halton whose names have been withheld from this list in accordance with the Data Protection Act.

Records before 2001-02 are not held centrally and could only be provided at disproportionate cost.

Customers who have purchased spare resource capacity from RAF Halton since Financial Year 2001-02

1st Seaton Scouts

2 Shires Ambulance

Active Sports Bucks


Age Concern Bucks

Aid for Aid

Aircrew Association

Alliotts Accountants

Ambulance Service

AMS Facilities Management


Archive Acumen

Aylesbury Canine Training Society

Aylesbury Disabled Club

Aylesbury Grammar School

Aylesbury Hockey Club

Aylesbury Rugby Club

Aylesbury Schools

Aylesbury Swimming Club

Aylesbury Table Tennis Club

Aylesbury Town FC

Aylesbury United

Aylesbury Vale District Council

Aylesbury Vale Primary Schools

Aylesbury Vale Schools Cross Country

Aylesbury Vale Volleyball Club

Aylesbury Young Carers

BA Forensic Odontology


BBC Childrens TV

BBC History Unit



BCC Green Park Centre


Berkhamsted College

Berkhamsted Collegiate School

Bierton CofE School


BSI—Product Services

Buckinghamshire County Council

Bucks Archery Association

Bucks Carers

Bucks Colts Rugby

Bucks County RFC

Bucks County Youth Rugby

Bucks Cricket Board

Bucks Economic Partnership

Bucks Fire & Rescue

Bucks Hockey Association

Bucks Hockey Development

Bucks Hockey U16 girls

Bucks RFU

Bucks U13 Girls Cricket

Bucks U15 Rugby

Calibre Cassette Library

Canada Womens Rugby

Caravan Club

Carnival Films

Celtic Warriors

Cherry Tree Nursery

Chesham United Football Club

Chilterns MS Centre

Cliff Productions

DAF Trucks

Danesfield (Thames) Club

Dangerous Films


DE Havilland Moth Club

Doncaster Lakers


Dr Challoner’s Grammar School

Dutchess Productions






Flames Netball Club

Fleet Support

Friends of Florence Nightingale

Fleet Support

Fly Boy Films Ltd

Granada Screen Ltd

Greenlit Productions

Green Park Centre

Green Park Sub-aqua

Green Park Youth Service

Halton Aeroplane Club

Halton Brownies

Halton Parish Council

Halton Singers

Halton Tennis Centre

Halton Voluntary Band

Heckler & Koch

Henley Rugby Club

Hertfordshire District Sea Scouts

Holby City


Hughes of Beaconsfield

Ian Rennie Hospice

I Mech E


Intelligent Archives Ltd

International Model Exhibition

Irish Colleges Rugby

Jaguar Drivers Club

John Colet School

Joint Services Physio School

KBO Productions

Knowledge Pool

Kudos Hustle Ltd

Landmark Support Services

Leighton Buzzard Swimming Club

London Weekend Television

Map Action

Michael Turner Art

Motivation Group


North Bucks County Netball

OHES Environmental Consultancy

Outline Productions

Paper Plane (IoM) Ltd

Pathe Films

Peregrine’s Tennis Club

Pilot Warehouse

PMRAFNS Association

Principal Actor Film


RAFA Aylesbury

RAF Tennis Centre

Regt Officers Fund

Risborough Rangers

Rogue Male Films

Rotary Clubs of Aylesbury

Rothschilds Arms

Royal College of GPs

Rugby Canada U19

Rugby Football Union

Rugby Football Union England U18

Rugby Football Union for Women


Shudokan Club

SMG Media Group


Society of Local Council Clerks

South Central Ambulance Service



St John’s Ambulance

St Michael’s Church

Straight Talking

Sweden Womens Rugby



Thames Valley Police

The Caravan Club

Tring Athletic Football Club

Tring Corinthians

Tring Hockey Club

Tring Town Football Club

Two Men Went to War

Turner Art Exhibition

USA Women’s National Rugby Team

Vale of Aylesbury Athletic Club

Vale of Aylesbury Hunt

Vale of Aylesbury Sponsored Ride

Victoria Paints Ltd

Warner Bros

Wasps Rugby Club

Watford Junior Football Club

Wendover Badminton Club

Wendover Choral Society

Wendover Football Club

Wendover Harriers

Wendover Junior Football Club

Wendover Scouts

Weston Turville Cricket Club

Wright Football

Wycombe Wanderers Football Club

Zephyr Films

Around 80 bookings from individuals (Details withheld under the Data Protection Act)