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RAF St. Athan

Volume 494: debated on Wednesday 17 June 2009

To ask the Secretary of State for Defence whether construction work has been started at St. Athan military academy; when the work is expected to be completed; and how much (a) has been spent and (b) is planned to be spent on the project in each year of the project. (280162)

Construction at the St. Athan site is expected to begin shortly after contract award for the Defence Training College, which is anticipated to be signed in the summer of 2010. However, some site clearance and demolition work is expected to take place to prepare the site before contract signature. The construction of the Defence Training College is expected to be completed by 2014.

Estimated construction costs for the first five years of the contract are provided in the following table.

Cost (£ million)

2010-11

112.5

2011-12

200.7

2012-13

265

2013-14

156.1

2014-15

37.8