§ Mr. Morley
To ask the Secretary of State for Defence for how many days during July, August, September and October the MV Cap Afrique was contracted by the Ministry of Defence. 
§ Mr. Soames
The MV Cap Afrique was chartered twice in July 1996 for a total of six days: from 9 July to 11 July inclusive and 23 July to 25 July inclusive. On both occasions she was employed to transport military vehicles and stores equipment between Marchwood military port and Antwerp. Those were the only occasions on which she was chartered by the Ministry of Defence since 1 July 1996.