Royal Fleet Auxiliary

House of Lords written question – answered on 10th February 2010.

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To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the ability of the Royal Fleet Auxiliary to act as a force multiplier in the event of privatisation, part privatisation or having its management outsourced to a commercial organisation.

To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the consequences for the strategic capability of the Royal Fleet Auxiliary of its privatisation, part privatisation or having its management outsourced to a commercial organisation.

To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the approaches of other NATO and major Commonwealth countries in examining the possible privatisation, part privatisation or outsourcing of the management of the Royal Fleet Auxiliary.

To ask Her Majesty's Government what consideration they have given to the effect of any privatisation, part privatisation or outsourcing of the management of the Royal Fleet Auxiliary in contributing to their social and economic priorities by providing opportunities for training and careers afloat and ashore.