§ 87. Mr. Emrys Hughes
asked the Secretary of State for Defence what has been the total cost of the Simonstown base since its establishment; what is now its annual cost; what purpose it now serves; and what proposals he has for reducing this expenditure.
§ Mr. Healey
The Simonstown Naval Base was transferred to the South African Government in 1957, and is their responsibility. Figures of total cost since its establishment are not available.