§ Mr. Frank Field
asked the Secretary of State for Defence what percentage of the Royal Navy current operations budget is now tied to the south Atlantic.
§ Mr. Stanley
The breakdown of the running costs of the Falklands garrison into its individual components is classified. However, the total running costs of the garrison in 1984–85, excluding capital works and equipment but including the running costs of naval support and of the airbridge, is estimated at some £185 million or just over 1 per cent. of the defence budget.