§ Mr. George Robertson
asked the Secretary of State for Defence what was the cost to the Defence Estimates involved in the organising of the anniversary ceremony for the Holy Loch United States base held on 8 March in Dunoon.
§ Mr. Stanley
My Department was not involved in organising the ceremony. The identifiable extra costs incurred by the Ministry of Defence amounted to some £400 occasioned by representation at the ceremony and hospitality afforded on board HMS Naiad principally to United States navy officers and members of the local community.