To ask the Secretary of State for Defence
(2) how many Apache helicopters are in storage at RAF Shawbury; and what their value is;
(3) for how long Apache helicopters have been in storage at RAF Shawbury;
(4) whether the Apache helicopters at RAF Shawbury have been paid for.
Storage of Apache Mkl aircraft at RAF Shawbury commenced in June 2002. There are now 25 aircraft at RAF Shawbury with a value of £27 million each that have been accepted and paid for. Each Apache in storage is fully maintained and supported but is not used operationally or for training purposes from RAF Shawbury.