§ Mr. William Hamilton
asked the Secretary of State for Defence what has been the cost of repainting the Royal Yacht "Britannia" since it was commissioned ; and what was this cost in each major refit.
§ Mr. Buck
Records on the cost of repainting the Royal Yacht covering the period since she was completed 20 years ago are no longer available.
As I explained to the House on 8th February 1973—[Vol. 850. c. 182.]—the most recent refit of Her Majesty's Yacht "Britannia" was her first major refit. The total cost of internal and external painting, including labour and material charges and all overheads, was on that occasion £136,000.
§ Mr. Wiliam Hamilton
asked the Secretary of State for Defence how much was spent on the painting of Her Majesty's Royal Yacht "Britannia" during the last refit ; what was the total cost of the paint recently flown out to New Zealand to repaint the vessel ; and what was the total cost of the paint per pint.
§ Mr. Buck
The cost of painting Her Majesty's Yacht "Britannia" internally and externally during her last refit, inclusive of labour and material charges and all overheads, was £136,000.
The total purchase price of the paint recently flown to New Zealand to make good the paintwork on the hull was about £180 ; 28 pence a pint.