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Royal Navy (Catering)

Volume 448: debated on Monday 3 July 2006

To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what the budget is per person per day for meals for Royal Navy personnel serving at sea. (79751)

The Daily Messing Rate is based on a "basket" of food items, and is constructed by applying prices obtained from the main MOD Food Supply Contractor to the HM Ships ration scale. The June 2006 Budget is £2.14, and this is supplemented by further allowances dependent on a number of factors, for example the size of the ship's company, and the length of time for which the ship is at sea, to a maximum of £3.36. On average, for a ship at sea, the budget per person, per day is approximately £2.27.