Armed Forces: Training

Ministry of Defence written question – answered on 11th September 2015.

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Photo of Madeleine Moon Madeleine Moon Chair, Defence Sub-Committee, Chair, Defence Sub-Committee

To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what the overall budget of each of the Ministry of Defence's UK training camps or bases was in each year since 2005; and if he will make a statement.

Photo of Mark Lancaster Mark Lancaster The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Defence

The volume of information sought could only be compiled at disproportionate cost. In addition, training can be conducted at establishments other than those specifically designated to deliver training, and it is not practicable to distinguish training-related costs from non-training-related costs in those cases.

However, information currently available on the operating costs of establishments whose stated purpose is to deliver training is as follows:

Establishment

2007-08

(£ million)

2008-09

£ million)

2009-10

£ million)

2010-11

(£ million)

2011-12

(£ million)

2012-13

(£ million)

Britannia Royal Naval College Dartmouth

12.5

13.1

13.3

13.8

14.8

15.5

Defence Academy (all sites)

125.1

126.7

124.3

118.6

115.0

121.0

RAF College Cranwell

115.2

113.7

100.2

101.2

93.6

Royal Military Academy Sandhurst

69.5

63.4

54.9

48.2

46.4

56.3

These costs include expenditure on the cost of employment of personnel based at the establishment, infrastructure, inventory and equipment support. The costs will also include landlord services and facilities for lodger units, where applicable.

We are not required to retain financial records for more than seven financial years, including the financial year in progress.

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