HC Deb 27 July 1998 vol 317 c39W
Sir Teddy Taylor

To ask the Secretary of State for Defence if he will list the income achieved by the ranges at (i) Aberporth, (ii) Eskmeals, (iii) Kirkcudbright, (iv) Larkhill, (v) Pendine, (vi) West Freugh and (vii) Shoeburyness during the most recent annual period for which figures are available. [52338]

Mr. Spellar

The income achieved by the ranges in the financial year ended March 1998 was:

Range £000
(i) Aberporth 37,286
(ii) Eskmeals 8,759 (Note 1)
(iii) Kirkcudbright 798
(iv) Larkhill 3,978
(v) Pendine 5,251
(vi) West Freugh 6,957 (Note 2)
(vii) Shoeburyness 14,223 (Note 3)

Note 1: Included in the Eskmeals figure is £600k from the Strategic Pricing Initiative which supported the costs incurred in maintaining the VJ Battery, Depleted Uranium Firing Area.

Note 2: The West Freugh income is for the range activities only and does not include income from the operation of the West Freugh Airfield.

Note 3: The income for Shoeburyness is for the range only. The income generated at the site included support under the Strategic Pricing Initiative towards the costs of the site. The income was generated as follows:

Range £000
Shoeburyness Range 14,223
Environmental Test Centre 2,974
Demilitarisation Facility 3,699
Strategic Pricing Initiative (6,244)
Net Income 14,652