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Army: Lisanelly Barracks

Volume 693: debated on Monday 9 July 2007

asked Her Majesty's Government:

How much has been spent in the past five years on the maintenance and upgrading of Lisanelly Barracks, Omagh; and, for each year, in what respects, if any, the barracks were upgraded.[HL4497]

Over the past five years some £4,918,000 was spent on maintenance and improvement projects on Lisanelly Barracks. The annual figures were as follows:

2002-03

1,283,000

2003-04

1,170,000

2004-05

1,097,000

2005-06

859,000

2006-07

509,000

The major improvement projects for each year are detailed below:

2002

Extension to guardroom

Refurbishment to swimming pool

Improvement to soldiers' accommodation

Replacement of street lighting

Improvement to gymnasium.

2003

Upgrade to attack alarm

Drying rooms in soldiers' accommodation

Modification to electrical distribution system.

2004

Conversion of use—cinema to training wing

New lifting platform in workshop

Building refurbishment

Enhancement to security fence

Cyclical decoration

Removal of sports pavilion and installation of temporary replacement.

2005

Provision of R IRISH resettlement centre

2006

No major works carried out.

2007

Closure services only.