RAF Akrotiri

Defence written question – answered on 12th September 2013.

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Photo of Kevan Jones Kevan Jones Shadow Minister (Defence)

To ask the Secretary of State for Defence how much his Department has spent on medical services at RAF Akrotiri, Cyprus in each year since 2010.

Photo of Andrew Robathan Andrew Robathan The Minister of State, Ministry of Defence

Costs for medical services at RAF Akrotiri are spread across several areas and it is not possible to identify all elements separately.

Available details of spending on primary medical services and infrastructure associated with the provision of medical services at RAF Akrotiri in each full financial year since 2010 are shown in the following table:

Financial year Total infrastructure costs (€) Running costs (€) Medication costs (£)
2010-11 1,784,000 2,235,900 246,800
2011-12 661,600 1,862,000 226,700
2012-13 886,600 2,511,900 180,500

Running and infrastructure costs are shown in euros and medication costs are shown in pound sterling. It is not possible to convert these costs to one currency as exchange rates will have varied over each financial year. Figures have been rounded to the nearest hundred.

Infrastructure costs include estimated costs for hard and soft facilities management and project costs. Running costs include military and civilian staff costs, the costs of retained services, such as chiropody, ophthalmic and paediatric services, professional training costs for civilian staff, individual protective equipment, travel costs, stationery costs and vehicle hire costs.

It has not been possible to identify spending on secondary medical services for RAF Akrotiri separately as this is provided for all stations in the sovereign base areas as a whole.

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