§ Mr. Jamieson
To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what assessment his Department has made of the cost to date in(a) rent loss, (b) security patrols, (c) boarding up, (d) depreciation and (e) vandalism in respect of empty accommodation for families and single persons at HMS Royal Arthur. 
§ Mr. Soames
HMS Royal Arthur was previously used as a training establishment for naval petty officers and the only permanent accommodation was in the wardroom. There was no family accommodation on the site. The site is at present being sold subject to contract. To date, there has been no loss of rent, and no additional costs arising from security patrols; the site has not been boarded up; no assessment has been made of depreciation; and only minimal costs have been incurred as a result of damage by vandals.