HC Deb 11 March 1957 vol 566 c139W
Mr. Emrys Hughes

asked the Parliamentary Secretary to the Admiralty what has been the total expenditure on H.M.Y. "Britannia" up to 28th February; what was the average weekly cost during 1956; and his proposals for economy on this ship.

Mr. Soames

Since she was completed the total expenditure on Her Majesty's Yacht "Britannia" to 28th February, 1957, was approximately £416,000. The average weekly cost during 1956 was £3,000 approximately, plus pay, allowances and victualling of the crew which amounted to about £4,000 per week. Like all naval expenditure these costs are constantly subject to close scrutiny.