HC Deb 20 December 1967 vol 756 cc446-7W
Rear-Admiral Morgan Giles

asked the Secretary of State for Defence how much it is necessary to spend in the United Kingdom in order to save each £100 of British defence spending in Malta.

Mr. Healey:

So far as the present run-down is concerned an offsetting cost of £130 is necessary for each £100 of annual budgetary saving. Any rundown in excess of that presently planned in Malta would greatly increase the proportion of capital cost to saving owing to the need to build new married quarters and barracks.