Defence written question – answered on 11th September 2012.

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Photo of Angus Robertson Angus Robertson Shadow SNP Spokesperson (Defence), Shadow SNP Spokesperson (Foreign and Commonwealth Office), Shadow SNP Westminster Group Leader

To ask the Secretary of State for Defence if he will estimate the value of the assets and property at each location of the Royal Navy Museums and the Royal Air Force Museums.

Photo of Mark Francois Mark Francois The Minister of State, Ministry of Defence

The total net book value for the Royal Navy museums, as at 31 March 2011, is £23.386 million. This is taken from the 2010-11 audited accounts and is broken down by each of the Royal Navy museums in the following table. For the 2011-12 accounts all Royal Navy assets are consolidated under the National Museum of the Royal Navy.

£ million
Museum Land and buildings Other assets
Royal Naval Museum 2.352 1.524
Royal Marines Museum 4.387 0.782
Submarine Museum 2.923 1.143
Fleet Air Arm Museum 6,861 3.414

The total net book value of the RAF museum as at 31 March 2011 is £61,614,018. However, it should be noted that although the top level figures are held within the Ministry of Defence, the assets themselves are owned by the RAF Museum. The MOD does not hold the detailed breakdown between the two sites at Hendon and Cosford.

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