§ Mr. Home Robertson
To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, pursuant to his answer of 13 May,Official Report, column 573, what was the budget in 1992–93 for fuel costs for the fourth frigate flotilla; what was spent; what is the budget in 1993–94; how much has been spent to date; and if he will make a statement.
§ Mr. Archie Hamilton
The information requested is as follows:
£ thousands Allocation Spend 1992–93 4,421 3,316 1993–94 2,483 1311 1 Up to 30 April 1993.
The lower spend than allocation in 1992–93 reflects efficiency measures and reassessments of fleet activities. The lower allocation in the current financial year reflects expected continuing improvements in efficiency, the reduction in size of the fourth frigate squadron and different fleet activity priorities from the previous year.