§ Mr. Hugh Jenkins
asked the Secretary of State for Defence what was the cost of the display put on by H.M.S. "Ark Royal" on the occasion of a visit by Her Majesty the Queen Mother.
§ Mr. J. P. W. Mallalieu
No special display was put on by H.M.S. "Ark Royal"; these were routine exercises which formed part of the normal training curriculum, so the question of extra cost does not arise.
"Ark Royal" has been engaged in particularly arduous and successful operations, and I know that the visit by Her Majesty the Queen Mother was very much appreciated by the Captain and the ship's company.