HC Deb 11 March 1971 vol 813 c147W
Mr. William Hamilton

asked the Minister of State for Defence why there is no detailed information in the Defence Estimates published on 16th February, 1971 concerning H.M.S. the Royal Yacht "Britannia"; and whether he will publish in the OFFICIAL REPORT the figures of current and capital costs for this vessel over each of the last eight years, including the cost of refits.

Mr. Kirk

The information given in the Defence Estimates about individual ships follows the practice of previous years. The costs of H.M.Y. "Britannia" for each of the last eight years are as follows:

Financial Year Costs (including refits)
1963–64 366,700
1964–65 713,700
1965–66 475,900
1966–67 490,300
1967–68 664,800
1968–69 518,200
1969–70 943,500
1970–71 (estimated) 757,300