HC Deb 20 July 1982 vol 28 cc111-2W
Mr. Race

asked the Prime Minister if Her Majesty's Government are yet in a position to make an estimate of the cost of the Falklands operation.

The Prime Minister

I refer the hon. Member to the reply given to the hon. Member for West Lothian (Mr. Dalyell) on 15 July by my hon. Friend the Minister of State for the Armed Forces. The estimates he gave are provisional and will need to be refined as our analysis of recent operations proceeds. The estimates do not include the cost of the future garrison.