§ Mr. Flynn
To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, pursuant to his answer of 7 November,Official Report, column 361, if he will provide a breakdown of the estimated additional cost of the farewell voyage of HMY Britannia; and what estimate he has made of the level of costs incurred by the voyage to which they are additional. 
§ Dr. Reid
The additional costs associated with the farewell voyage of HMY Britannia and its escort vessel can be broken down as follows:
£ HMY Britannia Port and harbour dues 51,000 Fuel 71,000 Travel and subsistence 2,000 Telecommunications 3,000 Entertainment 5,000 Escort vessel Port and harbour dues 20,000 Fuel 5,000
The only other identified costs specifically associated with the voyage are those of the support tanker RAF Brambleleaf. These amounted to £81,000 for Port and Harbour dues and £19,000 for fuel.
These costs are in each case additional to the underlying cost of running the vessels, including manpower, that would have been incurred whether or not they had undertaken the farewell voyage.155W