§ Mr. Hooson
asked the Secretary of State for Defence (1) what is the annual cost of the crews of Royal Fleet auxiliaries at the British base at Aden;
(2) what is the total annual cost of the crews of Royal Fleet auxiliaries at the British base in Singapore.
§ Mr. J. P. W. Mallalieu
There are no Royal Fleet Auxiliaries permanently based at Aden. Three Royal Fleet Auxiliaries are permanently based at Singapore and the total annual cost of their crews is £125,000. There are a number of other Royal Fleet Auxiliaries operating in Far Eastern and Middle Eastern waters, which, like Her Majesty's Ships, are deployed wherever we need them.