Photo of Hugo Swire Hugo Swire Chair, Speaker's Advisory Committee on Works of Art

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;

(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.

Photo of Quentin Davies Quentin Davies Parliamentary Under-Secretary, Ministry of Defence, Parliamentary Under-Secretary (Ministry of Defence) (Defence Equipment and Support)

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 10.3 126.2
2002 6.0 37.1 46.0
2003 23.9 5.6 35.9
2004 56.6 6.6 158.7
2005 11.5 0.0 56.3
2006 8.7 17.5 25.1
2007 27.8 37.0 21.0
2008 24.0 26.0 41.1

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

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