§ 28. Miss Vickers
asked the Minister of Public Building and Works what is the programme for rebuilding, repairs and maintenance for the Royal Marine Barracks, Stonehouse, Plymouth, H.M.S. "Drake", Devonport, H.M.S. "Thunderer", Plymouth, and the Royal Naval Hospital, Stonehouse, Plymouth; in which years it is contemplated that the work will be carried out; and what will be the total cost.
§ Mr. Sharples
The total cost of major rebuilding in progress at present or to be started at the four establishments during the years 1964 to 1966 is estimated at £2,240,000. Much of the work will be completed by the end of 1966. Maintenance and repair expenditure in the current financial year is estimated at a total of £195,000.
With permission I will circulate details of the programmes in the OFFICIAL REPORT.
§ Miss Vickers
Since H.M.S. "Drake" and the Royal Naval Hospital are very much in need of urgent modernisation, how does this programme compare with the programme originally provided by the Navy Works Department?
§ Mr. Sharples
The work we do is the work we are asked to do by the Navy Department, and certainly we intend to press on with this work as fast as we can. Perhaps my hon. Friend will look at the details which are to be circulated, which are quite extensive.
§ Mr. Hector Hughes
What steps are taken to invite estimates from the various shipyards to see that this valuable work is fairly distributed among the shipyards of Britain, including those of Aberdeen?
§ Mr. Sharples
This Question relates to expenditure on various establishments, not on ships—which, I think, the hon. and learned Gentleman has in mind.
|Following are the details:|
|Establishment||Project||Total Estimate||Start Date||Completion Date|
|Royal Marine Barracks, Stonehouse, Plymouth.||Stage I Development: Modernisation of ablutions, Barrack Blocks and Officers/Sergeants Galleys||285,000||1962||1964|
|Stage II: New Junior Ratings Club, Sergeants Mess and M.T. Complex. Modernisation of Marines sleeping Accommodation and Officers Mess||393,000||1964||1966|
|Stage III: Work to sick quarters, offices, stores and workshops, vehicular access and final demolitions||144,000||1965||1967|
|H.M.S "DRAKE", Devonport||Modernisation of Junior Ratings and W.R.N.S. sleeping accommodation. Rehousing Signal Training Centre and Hydrographic School||390,000||1964||1967|
|H.M.S. "THUNDERER", Plymouth.||Stage II Development: Officers Accommodation Block and Recreation Area||310,000||1962||1964|
|Officers Accommodation Block||337,000||1964||1966|
|Royal Naval Hospital, Stonehouse, Plymouth.||Modernisation of Annexes, Wards and 2 Blocks for Nursing Sisters and Auxiliaries||105,000||1964||1965|
|Air Conditioning the Operating Theatre||35,000||1964||1965|
|Conversion for Physiotherapy and Rehabilitation Department||18,000||1964||1965|
|District Heating Scheme||115,000||1964||1966|
|REPAIR AND MAINTENANCE|
|Estimated expenditure, 1964–65||£|
|Royal Marine Barracks, Stonehouse||…||…||…||…||…||…||…||…||30,000|
|H.M.S. "DRAKE" Devonport||…||…||…||…||…||…||…||…||65,000|
|H.M.S "THUNDERER" Plymouth||…||…||…||…||…||…||…||…||40,000|
|Royal Naval Hospital,Stonehouse||…||…||…||…||…||…||…||…||60,000|