§ Mr. David Young
asked the Secretary of State for Defence what is the estimated cost of a Hercules flight, including tanker support, from Ascension Island to the Falklands; and how this is computed.
§ Mr. Blaker
The estimated cost of a return flight is about £110,000. This sum is made up of the additional cost of aviation fuel consumed, spares and minor items. It includes the cost of tanker support from Ascension Island.