§ Mr. Keetch
To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what the total(a) capital and (b) running costs to the department of the Royal Fleet Auxiliary are in 2004–05; and if he will make a statement. 
§ Mr. Ingram
CINC FLEET does not manage costs on the basis of platform types but on functions. The Royal Fleet Auxiliary does not therefore have a distinct, identifiable budget. We do however, maintain the following indicative figures for planning purposes for the costs to FLEET and the Warship Support Agency (WSA).
Direct Running Costs to MOD £ million FLEET 125 WSA 73 Capital Charges FLEET (depreciation and cost of Capital) 116 WSA (depreciation, cost of Capital and stock disposal) 11