§ 2. Sir J. Langford-Holt
asked the Civil Lord of the Admiralty how many mooring buoys are now maintained throughout the world by the Admiralty; and how the cost of maintaining these has changed in the last three years.
§ Mr. Hay
The present number of mooring buoys maintained throughout the world by the Admiralty is 1,209, including 16 which will shortly be lifted. These numbers together represent a reduction of 217 in the last three years. As a result of this reduction and of other economies the annual cost of maintaining Admiralty moorings will have been cut by nearly 25 per cent. since 1960, in spite of the general increase in labour and material costs which we have had to meet during the period.