§ 20. Mr. Frank Allaun
asked the Secretary of State for Defence if he will estimate the total extra expenditure involved in the Falklands task force and of maintaining a force of aircraft, Rapiers, submarines and ships there for the remainder of the current financial year.
§ 32. Mr. Lennox-Boyd
asked the Secretary of State for Defence if he will now state the cost of the battle of the Falklands.
§ 36. Sir John Biggs-Davison
asked the Secretary of State for Defence if he will make a statement about the defence of the Falkland Islands and dependencies.
§ Mr. Stainton
asked the Secretary of State for Defence how many Service personnel who had been served with redundancy notices were either killed or wounded in recent operations in the South Atlantic and Falkland Islands.
§ Mr. Blaker
About 50 naval personnel serving with the task force are expected to leave the Service under redundancy terms; almost all of these have volunteered to do so.
None of these were killed; two naval ratings who had volunteered for redundancy were wounded. No redundancy notices have been issued to any Army or RAF personnel.