Government has 'no plans' for royal yacht for Brexit trade talks
There are "no plans" to commission a royal yacht to spearhead the UK's post-Brexit trade talks, a minister says.
Mark Garnier said he would welcome a costed business proposal but it was "very unlikely" taxpayers' money would be spent investigating the scheme.
Several Tory MPs have called for a new, publicly-owned yacht or for the last one, Britannia, to be brought back.
Mr Garnier ruled out recommissioning Britannia, which was taken out of service in 1997.
"Clearly it's well past its active life," he said.
The old yacht, used to transport the royal family and... read more
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