§ 19. Mr. Gwilym Roberts
asked the Secretary of State for Defence what are the latest figures available for the cost of maintaining British armed forces in West Germany; and what steps he is taking to reduce this expenditure.
§ Mr. Wiggin
The cost Of maintaining British forces in West Germany rather than in the United Kingdom is estimated to be between £200 million and £250 million in 1982–83. All costs are kept under regular review.