§ 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 1160 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.