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Defence

Volume 491: debated on Monday 20 April 2009

Naval Bases

To ask the Secretary of State for Defence (1) what the monetary value of the surface ship refitting contracts was at HM Naval Base Portsmouth in each year since 1997; (261789)

(2) what the monetary value of surface ship refitting contracts was at HM Naval Base Plymouth Devonport in each year since 1997;

(3) what the monetary value of surface ship refitting contracts was at HM Naval Base Rosyth in each year since 1997.

[Official Report, 11 March 2009, Vol. 489, c. 427-28W.]

Letter of correction from Quentin Davies:

Errors have been identified in the table of the written answer given to the hon. Member for East Devon (Mr. Swire) on 11 March 2009. In compiling the table of surface ship upkeep costs for contracts carried out at HM Naval Base Portsmouth and the Royal Dockyards at Devonport and Rosyth an administrative error resulted in the misappropriation of some of the values and rounding of figures.

The correct answer should have been:

There is no requirement to keep contractual information for surface ship upkeep work (refits and docking periods) beyond seven years. The values of contracts completed prior to 2001 are, therefore, no longer held. The following table provides the costs for upkeep work carried out since 2001 on Aircraft Carriers, Type 42 Destroyers, Type 22 and 23 Frigates, Landing Platform Dock, Royal Fleet Auxiliary and Mine Countermeasure vessels:

£ million

Location

Portsmouth

Devonport

Rosyth

2001

8.9

10.3

126.3

2002

6.0

37.2

45.9

2003

23.9

5.6

35.9

2004

23.2

40.0

158.6

2005

11.5

0.0

31.8

2006

8.7

17.5

25.2

2007

27.8

37.0

21.0

2008

24.0

26.0

41.0

The figures shown for years 2001 and 2004 include upkeep work packages for the aircraft carriers HM Ships Invincible and Illustrious.