HC Deb 23 April 1952 vol 499 c21W
42. Mr. Nabarro

asked the First Lord of the Admiralty how much rum was consumed as free issue by the Royal Navy and auxiliaries during 1951; how this compares with earlier years; and whether all rum now issued is of British West Indian origin.

Commander Noble

About 318,000 gallons. There has been little change in the consumption rate in recent years. The present blend of Navy rum consists of 95 per cent. British West Indian and 5 per cent. South African.