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Monday, July 06, 2015

Royal Navy ships remain in port more than ever

HMS Diamond (D34)Figures released following a Parliamentary Question confirm that the Royal Navy are using 31% less fuel in 2014 than was the case in 2010.

Commenting, Dunfermline and West Fife SNP MP, Douglas Chapman said:

“A 31% reduction in fuel usage over the past four years, suggests a considerable downturn in Royal Navy activity.

“The SNP has already expressed grave concern there is not one major Royal Navy surface ship based in Scotland, despite our huge coastline and exposure to foreign maritime activity.

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