HL Deb 28 November 1985 vol 468 c1052WA
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.