HC Deb 09 June 2004 vol 422 c418W
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. [176746]

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
WSA 73
Capital Charges
FLEET (depreciation and cost of Capital) 116
WSA (depreciation, cost of Capital and stock disposal) 11