HC Deb 28 November 1973 vol 865 c166W
Mr. Arthur Lewis

asked the Minister of State for Defence whether he is aware that the Royal Yacht "Britannia" is using a ton of furnace fuel oil about every seven miles ; and, in view of the Government's call for the universal conserving of fuel, what action he has taken, or proposes to take, to reduce the use of fuel by restricting the use of this yacht and its accompanying vessels.

Mr. Buck

I refer the hon. Member to the answer I gave on 21st November.

Instructions have been issued to the Royal Navy to ensure that fuel consumption is reduced in line with the Government's measures to conserve energy. Her Majesty's Yacht "Britannia" is included in these instructions.—[Vol. 864, c. 435.]