§ Mr. Galbraith
asked the Secretary of State for Defence what was the cost of the recent refit of the Royal Yacht Britannia; what proportion of the expenditure was met from public funds; and under what vote the expenditure from public funds was incurred.
§ Mr. Sainsbury
Subject to final negotiation, the cost of the current refit of HMY Britannia, due to complete today, will be in the order of £19 million. The cost will be wholly met from the Defence vote.