HC Deb 25 November 1974 vol 882 c29W
Mr. Trotter

asked the Secretary of State for Defence what is the approximate annual cost of a battalion of paratroops, infantry, and Gurkhas, respectively, on the assumption that each is of the same strength in manpower.

Mr. Robert C. Brown

I would refer the hon. Member to my hon. Friend's reply on 4th July—[Vol. 876, c. 255.]— Variations in the costs of paratroops and infantry are not readily identifiable. The manpower establishment of a Gurkha battalion is substantially higher than that of a British battalion.

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