National Shipbuilding Office: Finance

Ministry of Defence written question – answered at on 28 November 2023.

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

To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what the annual budget for the National Shipbuilding Office has been in each year since 2021; and from where that funding is drawn.

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

To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many (a) military and (b) civilian staff have been employed at the National Shipbuilding Office in each year since 2021.

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

To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many staff from (a) his Department and (b) other departments have been employed at the National Shipbuilding Office in each year since 2021.

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

To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, who is the Shipbuilding Tsar in his Department.

Photo of James Cartlidge James Cartlidge The Minister of State, Ministry of Defence

The National Shipbuilding Office (NSO) is an Office of Department hosted by the Ministry of Defence (MOD). The Secretary of State for the Defence holds the position of Shipbuilding Tsar.

The NSO’s budget is drawn from the MOD, Department for Business and Trade, Cabinet Office, Department for Transport and Department for Education.

Since December 2022 all posts have been directly employed by the NSO except for one post which continues to be directly funded by the Department for Business and Trade and another by the Royal Navy.

Resource

2021-221

2022-232

2023-24

Budget

£1,326 ,059

£2,534,175

£2,349,731

Staffing – Military

3

3

3

Staffing – Civilian

11

20

20

Staffing – Industry secondees3

0

1

2

Total Staffing4

14

24

25

1 2021 was a part year following the National Shipbuilding Office’s (NSO) creation.

2 In response to Question 122041, answered on 17 January 2023, it was stated the annual budget of the NSO for financial year (FY)2021-22 was £2,534,175. It should have read FY2022-23.

3 Industry secondees are paid by their home company whilst they work for the NSO.

4 All staffing figures correspond to data taken at 31 October each year and do not include vacancies.

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