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Royal Yacht "Britannia"

Volume 978: debated on Monday 4 February 1980

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asked the Secretary of State for Defence how many times the Royal yacht "Britannia" has been used in 1975, 1976, 1977, 1978 and 1979.

During the years in question Her Majesty's yacht was used for royal visits at home and abroad, and participated in exercises as follows:

The Dartmoor steering group, under the independent chairmanship of Sir Peter Stallard, has presented its first annual report to me and to my right hon. Friend the Secretary of State for the Environment. The report has been carefully studied within our Departments. Copies of the report have been placed in the library.The Government are most grateful to the members of the Dartmoor steering group for their valuable work and particularly welcome their constructive approach based on a continuing need for military training to be carried out on Dartmoor.