List of the locations of X and Z berths

House of Commons, Written Questions

14 Nov 2000 : Column: 575W

Mr. Cohen: To ask the Secretary of State for Defence if he will list the number and locations of (a) X berths and (b) Z berths available to his Department. [137691]

Mr. Spellar: Including all berths and docks, the total number of X and Z berths available is, respectively, 40 and 26. These are principally located in the Naval Bases of Devonport and Clyde, and the privatised facilities at Barrow in Furness, Rosyth and Devonport. The precise locations and numbers are as follows:

List of the locations of X berths

[with repair facilities. ed.]

Location Number
Faslane 8
Devonport and Plymouth Sound 16
Rosyth 11

List of the locations of Z berths

Location Number
Falkland Islands 1
Loch Goil 1
Rothesay 1
Liverpool (1)2
Isle of Skye 1
Loch Ewe 2
Bermuda 3
Devonport and Plymouth Sound 2
Diego Garcia 2
Portsmouth 1
Spithead 4
Southampton 1
Gibraltar 2
Coulport 1

(1) The use of the berths in Liverpool is currently in abeyance awaiting final resolution of the mechanism for the implementation of the potassium iodate tablets countermeasure distribution plan.

[as specified in naval safety plans. ed]

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