7th March 2019

Sir Nicholas Soames: To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what (a) facilities, (b) military manpower and (c)civilian manpower are based at (i) the British Defence Singapore Support Unit and (ii) the Joint Logistics Support Base, Duqm, Oman.

Mark Lancaster, Minister of State for the Armed Forces: The information requested is provided below.

British Defence Singapore Support Unit:

  • Port and Fuel facilities, which are made up of three berths and 12 tanks.
  • Five military personnel made up from Joint Forces Command and Defence Infrastructure Organisation.
  • Two civil servants and 21 Locally Employed Contractors.

The Joint Logistics Support Base (JLSB), Duqm, Oman:

  • JLSB encompasses the provision of real estate, offices, accommodation and volume services, such as transport, fuel & water.
  • No military personnel are permanently based at JLSB, apart from during the mobilisation and demobilisation phases of exercises.
  • Apart from contractors undertaking routine maintenance and cleaning tasks on behalf of the Port of Duqm company, there are no civilian staff based at JLSB.