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Armoured Fighting Vehicles

Volume 485: debated on Tuesday 16 December 2008

To ask the Secretary of State for Defence how many armoured vehicles on average were used in each training session at Castlemartin Range in the last 12 months. (242643)

The average number of Armoured Fighting Vehicles used in each training package at Castlemartin Range in the last 12 months is 26.

To ask the Secretary of State for Defence (1) what the cost was to his Department of private haulage of armoured vehicles to and from Castlemartin Range in each of the last five years; (242644)

(2) what the cost was of transporting armoured vehicles to and from Castlemartin Range in each of the last five years.

To ask the Secretary of State for Defence how many large goods vehicle movements transporting armoured vehicles to and from Castlemartin Range there were in each of the last five years; and how many of those were undertaken by (a) private sector vehicles and (b) army transporters. (242646)

To ask the Secretary of State for Defence how many training sessions using armoured vehicles took place at Castlemartin Range in each of the last five years; and what the average length of each such training session was. (242647)

The number of training packages using armoured fighting vehicles that took place at Castlemartin Range in each of the last five years is shown below:

Number of training packages

2004

10

2005

10

2006

13

2007

10

2008

13

The typical length of a training package is two weeks.