HC Deb 02 December 1959 vol 614 cc1159-60
12. Mr. Emrys Hughes

asked the Civil Lord of the Admiralty if he will state the cost of the frigates, H.M.S. "Rothesay", H.M.S. "Londonderry", and H.M.S. "Brighton", and the estimated weekly cost of running them.

Mr. C. Ian Orr-Ewing

These ships are still building, two on the Clydeside and one at Cowes, Isle of Wight, and I cannot give the cost of Her Majesty's ships before they are finally accepted into service.

The cost of oil fuel and other naval stores used by ships of the same class is estimated at £800 a week. The pay and allowances of the officers and men when the ship is fully manned would be about £2,500 a week.

Mr. Hughes

Can the Minister tell us where all this money is coming from?

Mr. Orr-Ewing

The Estimates.

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