HC Deb 23 June 1965 vol 714 c219W
Mr. Emrys Hughes

asked the Secretary of State for Defence how many officers and men to be employed in the new Polaris base in Faslane are now being trained at Norfolk, Virginia, United States of America; what costs have been incurred up to 20th June; what is now the daily cost; what is his estimate of the total cost when this training will be completed; and if he will make a statement.

Mr. Mayhew

Six officers and 12 ratings are now being trained at Dam Neck, near Norfolk, Virginia. The average daily cost of training is about £2 per man. The total training cost is estimated at £56,000 of which £11,000 approximately had been spent on 30th April, 1965. The performance of officers and men under training has been admirable.

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