HC Deb 27 May 1976 vol 912 c365W
32. Mr. Bradford

asked the Secretary of State for Defence if he will provide a breakdown of the cost of defence in Northern Ireland for the years 1973–74, 1974–75 and 1975–76, respectively.

Mr. Mason

The estimated extra cost of military operations in Northern Ireland for the years in question is as follows:

1973–74 £33 million
1974–75 £45 million
1975–76 £60 million

The figures do not include the cost of regular Service pay and other items of normal maintenance expenditure which would have had to be met if there had been no emergency.

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