Defence written question – answered on 11th March 2009.
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.
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:
The figures shown for years 2001 and 2004 include upkeep work packages for the aircraft carriers HM Ships Invincible and Illustrious.