§ 29. Mr. Jim Murphy
To ask the Secretary of State for Defence if he will make a statement on staff amenities and support services on board Royal Navy ships. 
§ Mr. Kilfoyle
The staff amenities and support services on board Royal Naval ships vary widely according to their size, age and role. Typically, all ships are provided with mess and galley facilities together with recreational facilities such as TVs, video recorders, books and fitness equipment. As part of our policy for people, measures to improve the amenities on ships, including the extension of satellite TV, welfare communications and internet facilities where possible, are being progressed.