Navy: Military Bases

Ministry of Defence written question – answered on 8th April 2019.

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Photo of Kevan Jones Kevan Jones Labour, North Durham

To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how much funding the Government has allocated to UK naval facilities in (a) Bahrain, (b) Oman, (c) Diego Garcia, (d) Singapore and (e) Brunei in the last 12 months.

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

Allocated funding and Infrastructure costs in the last 12 months were as follows:

Bahrain: funding allocated at the start of financial year (FY) 2018-19 for the UK Naval support facility was £10.55 million.

Oman: £4.115 million was allocated to Duqm at the start of FY 2018-19.

Diego Garcia: £3.04 million was allocated at the start of FY 2018-19.

Singapore: Due to rental payments received from the US, -£1.33 million was allocated to British Defence Singapore Support Unit at the start of FY 2018-19; however £1.845 million was spent on capital works and facilities maintenance.

It has not been possible to provide the information for Brunei in the time available, and I will write to the hon. Member once it has been collated.

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