§ Lord Kennet
asked Her Majesty's Government:
What is the overall cost to Britain of providing host nation support to the United States bases and forces in the United Kingdom and in British dependencies and possessions.
§ Lord Trefgarne
The United Kingdom's host nation support to United States forces takes a variety of forms, some provided on full or partial repayment and others, such as the provision of surplus defence land for operational facilities, free of charge. I regret that the information requested is not readily available; nor would it be easy to assess, for example, the commercial value of a large number of military airfields.