HC Deb 07 February 2000 vol 344 c30W
Mr. Menzies Campbell

To ask the Secretary of State for Defence how many driving hours per year were provided for in Army fuel allocations for (a) Warrior variants, (b) Challenger 1, (c) Challenger 2, (d) Saxon variants, (e) AVF 430 variants, (f) Sabre, (g) Striker, (h) Scimitar, (i) Spartan, (j) Sultan, (k) Samaritan and (1) Samson in each of the last five years; and if he will make a statement. [107551]

Mr. Spellar

[holding answer 2 February 2000]: The information is not available in the required format and could be provided only at disproportionate cost. Driver hours are not used as an allocation currency for fuel. Overall activity levels for the vehicles in question are based, in all cases, on annual track mileage allocations for each vehicle type. Specific exercise activity levels are, in turn, determined against these allocations through the annual planning cycle and in-year management process. Fuel is allocated through this planning process based on comparisons of previous activity levels with future plans.