§ 73. Mr. Callaghan
asked the Civil Lord of the Admiralty the cost of maintaining the Reserve Fleet ships at Cardiff and Penarth; how much will be saved by transferring them to other ports; and what will be the nature of the savings.
§ Mr. C. Ian Orr-Ewing
Including Barry, which I am sorry to say I cannot140W isolate from the other South Wales ports at short notice, the cost in 1958 was about £160,000. The immediate saving will be of the order of £36,000 per annum on berthing and security charges and lodging allowances. We shall also be able to employ elsewhere, 8 naval officers and 37 ratings whose pay and allowances amount to about £50,000 per annum. From this concentration there will also be further savings which I cannot measure.
§ 74. Mr. Callaghan
asked the Civil Lord of the Admiralty to which ports the Reserve Fleet ships at present berthed in Cardiff and Penarth are to be transferred.