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Hebrides Range

Volume 495: debated on Monday 29 June 2009

To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what expenditure has been incurred in respect of (a) upgrading facilities and (b) other purposes for missile testing facilities at (i) the Hebrides Range and (ii) each other such range in the UK in each of the last three years. (282806)

Three of the ranges operated by QinetiQ on behalf of the MOD under the terms of the Long Term Partnering Agreement (LTPA) specialise in missile testing—MOD Hebrides, MOD Aberporth and MOD West Freugh. Annual investment at each range since FY 2006-07 is provided in the following table.

£

Financial year

Range

Expenditure

2006-07

2007-08

2008-09

2009-10 (to end Q1)1

MOD Hebrides

LTPA Funded Equipment Investments

955,981

1,306,587

47,251

113,184

Significant Estate Investments

210,000

1,800

530,441

132,990

Non-LTPA Funded Equipment and Infrastructure

0

250,000

0

300,000

MOD Aberporth

LTPA Funded Equipment Investments

25,809

6,268,027

95,043

2,260,970

Significant Estate Investment

0

0

0

0

Non-LTPA Funded Equipment and Infrastructure

0

0

0

0

MOD West Freugh

LTPA Equipment Investments

12,257

41,731

28,933

85,753

Significant Estate Investment

0

0

0

0

Non-LTPA Funded Equipment and Infrastructure2

0

0

47,000

0

Multi-Site

LTPA Funded Equipment Investments

0

1,408,167

8,002,125

1,083,225

1 Includes currently committed expenditure falling in-year.

2 Excludes commercially confidential expenditure by BAE Systems.