RAF Brize Norton: Disability

Defence written question – answered on 3rd July 2012.

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Photo of Jim Murphy Jim Murphy Shadow Secretary of State for Defence

To ask the Secretary of State for Defence how much his Department spent on providing disabled access at RAF Brize Norton for the (a) Sergeants' Mess and (b) offices of the Parachute Training Support Unit in the latest period for which figures are available.

Photo of Andrew Robathan Andrew Robathan The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Defence

The costs for providing disabled access for the Sergeants' Mess and the associated single living accommodation block have been in the region of £35,000. The cost for providing disabled access to offices and access roads of the Parachute Training Support Unit have been in the region of £18,000.

In addition, disabled access has been provided to a number of other areas on the station to which based or transiting disabled Service personnel would require regular use. These include Gateway House which was fitted with two fully equipped disabled rooms, the Main Gate visitors' room and the gym.

Overall cost to provide disabled access to all of the above areas of RAF Brize Norton has been estimated to be around £198,000.

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