HC Deb 10 January 2000 vol 342 cc92-3W
Mr. Key

To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, pursuant to his answer to the hon. Member for Salisbury of 29 November 1999,Official Report, column 4W, on the Territorial Army Joint Services Adventure Sail Training Vessel Broadsword, if he will list each repair and its cost since the refit in May 1998. [103406]

Mr. Spellar

[holding answer 21 December 1999]: The Joint Services Adventure Sail Training Vessel Broadsword returned from the Transglobe Inter-Service global yacht race on 10 December. The original estimate for likely repair work associated with this race was £14,000. Since its refit, including the period of the race, a total of £32,844 has been spent on repairs, as shown in the following table:

Country of repair/main areas of repair Cost of repair
United Kingdom
Deck, generator and communication equipment 2,572
Battery charger unit, electrical repairs, generator and main engine 2,224
Main engine 1,240
Minor Miscellaneous items 200
Mast, communication equipment, generator, water system and structural 6,714
Hong Kong
Sail 2,172
Batteries, sails, electrics, general repairs 4,908
Installation of gas system, sails, electrics, general repairs 6,691
Rio de Janeiro
Main engine, fresh water tanks 4,916
Generator, main engine 507
Water tank, batter charger and generator 1700
1 Estimated