Military Bases: Lost Property

Ministry of Defence written question – answered on 27th May 2022.

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Photo of John Healey John Healey Shadow Secretary of State for Defence

To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, if he will publish a list of items over the value of £500 lost from Defence sites in (a) the UK and (b) overseas in the last five years.

Photo of Jeremy Quin Jeremy Quin The Minister of State, Ministry of Defence

The Department does not hold a central record of such items at the level requested.

The Department does routinely capture and disclose those items >£300,000 and a summary of stores losses reported as closed cases in the last the four financial years is shown below:

Title

Financial Year

Value of Loss (000)

Vehicle destroyed by fire during a training session

2016-2017

658

Physical loss of Typhoon/Tornado targeting and navigation pod – forward section

2016-2017

601

Accident involving a Puma helicopter in Afghanistan

2016-2017

543

Repairs to HMS Ambush following a collision

2017-2018

4,678

Landing craft destroyed by fire

2018-2019

580

Damage on landing to a remotely piloted aircraft

2019-2020

6,015

Medical stores damage following a power outage

2019-2020

1,896

Damage to electronic counter measures equipment

2019-2020

448

Tornado jettisoned equipment on operational sortie

2019-2020

321

A summary value and volume of all closed cases of Stores Losses is captured centrally and disclosed as part of the Departments Annual Report and Accounts.

Financial Year

Number of Cases

Value of Loss (£000)

2016-2017

6,771

9,409

2017-2018

6,128

14,299

2018-2019

5,609

7,496

2019-2020

5,699

18,172

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