§ Captain Kerby
asked the Secretary of State for Defence (1) what has been the cost of the military intervention of Her Majesty's Forces in British Guiana in the last three years; and what is the current monthly expenditure over and above what it would cost to maintain the same number of troops in the United Kingdom;
(2) what is the total number of Her Majesty's Forces now stationed in British Guiana.
§ Mr. Thorneycroft
About 1,100. As I have said in reply to similar Questions in the past, it is not possible to give a meaningful figure for the cost of operations of this sort conducted by standing forces.