§ 23. Commander Sir Archibald Southby
asked the Parliamentary Secretary to the 1738 Admiralty what was the approximate cost of the recent mobilisation of the Fleet and all measures taken consequent thereto?
§ The Parliamentary Secretary to the Admiralty (Mr. Shakespeare)
The cost of the recent mobilisation of the Fleet and of measures taken consequent thereto, apart from certain expenditure on measures for which provision would in any case have been required later, is provisionally assessed at a little less than £1,000,000.
§ Mr. Shakespeare
We have been at some pains to make inquiries, and I think it is fair to say that our plans went smoothly and efficiently. We have had very little complaint.