Armed Forces: Vehicles

Defence written question – answered on 27th March 2014.

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Photo of Madeleine Moon Madeleine Moon Labour, Bridgend

To ask the Secretary of State for Defence how many vehicles have returned from (a) Afghanistan and (b) Germany in 2013 and 2014 to date; where each vehicle is currently located; how many vehicles will return by the end of 2014; what spare capacity is to locate vehicles on each Defence Infrastructure Organisation site; and if he will make a statement.

Photo of Philip Dunne Philip Dunne The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Defence

There have been 875 vehicles returned from Afghanistan in 2013 and 2014 to date. 750 of these are located at the Operation HERRICK exchange points in Warminster and Lyneham, 50 have been reissued to front-line commands and 75 have been issued to contractors for recuperation. It is planned that 1,490 vehicles will be returned to the UK by the end of 2014.

There were 10 vehicles returned from Germany to the UK for planned repair in 2013; none has been returned in 2014.

There are a number of specific sites for vehicle storage. Spare capacity of around 35% currently exists across these sites.

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