§ Mr. Frank Field
To ask the Secretary of State for Defence pursuant to his answer of 30 June 2003,Official Report, column 35W, what the value was of each order; how many man hours were required for the completion of each contract; and in which yards the work was carried out in each case. 
§ Mr. Ingram
The yards which carried out the work or the contracts listed in the answer of 30 June,Official Report, column 35W are detailed in the table. The number of man hours required for completion of each contract is not known as companies do not include this information in their tenders.
Year/vessel A&P yard 1999 Sir Tristram Falmouth Brambleleaf Falmouth Diligence Tyne Sir Bedivere Tyne Sir Galahad Tyne 2000 Oak Leaf Falmouth Gold Rover Falmouth Small vessel repair/maintenance Southampton
Year/vessel A&P yard 2001 Sir Galahad Tyne Sir Geraint Tyne Fort Austin Falmouth Orangeleaf Falmouth Grey Rover Tyne Sir Bedivere Tyne Sea Centurion Tyne Sir Tristram Tyne Sir Percivale Tyne Sir Galahad Tyne Sea Crusader Tyne Small vessel repair/maintenance Southampton 2002 Fort Rosalie Tyne Brambleleaf Falmouth Gold Rover Falmouth Fort Victoria Tyne Fort Victoria Tyne Small vessel repair/maintenance Southampton 2003 Oakleaf Falmouth
I am withholding details of the value of individual contracts in accordance with Exemption 13 of the Code of Practice on Access to Government Information (Third Party's commercial confidences).