§ Mr. Arthur Lewis
asked the Minister of State for Defence whether he will publish in the OFFICIAL REPORT, giving as much information as may be available, details of the type of fuel used in the Royal Yacht "Britannia"; what, on either a daily, hourly or mileage basis, is the estimated fuel consumption; and what 436W is the estimate of the fuel consumption during the next four weeks of this yacht and its accompanying vessels.
§ Mr. Buck
At normal cruising speed Her Majesty's Yacht "Britannia" uses one ton of furnace fuel oil about every seven miles. Consumption is calculated on cost for financial years: the estimate for petrol, oil and lubricants for 1973–74, including overheads such as the use of Royal Fleet Auxiliary vessels in support, is £35,000.