HC Deb 12 April 1967 vol 744 c184W
54. Mr. Eldon Griffiths

asked the Secertary of State for Defence what is the estimated foreign exchange cost of a battalion of troops maintained in Great Britain.

Mr. Boyden

It has been estimated that about 15–20 per cent. of total final spending in Britain represents imports. The foreign exchange element in the cost of a battalion would not be markedly different from this average.

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