HC Deb 22 October 1987 vol 120 c875W
Mr. Grocott

asked the Secretary of State for Defence what is the latest estimate of the defence costs attributable to defending the following remaining British dependent territories (a) Hong Kong, (b) Pitcairn, (c) Bermuda, (d) Anguilla, (e) British Antarctic Territory, (f) British Indian Ocean Territory, (g) British Virgin Islands, (h) Cayman Islands, (i) Falkland Islands, (j) Gibraltar, (k) Montserrat, (l) St. Helena and Dependencies, (m) South Georgia and the South Sandwich Islands, and (n) the Turks and Caicos Islands.

Mr. Ian Stewart

Those British dependent territories for which there are directly attributable defence costs are as follows:

1987–88 Estimated defence cost
£ million
Hong Kong 55
British Indian Ocean Territory (Diego Garcia) 1
Falkland Islands (including South Georgia) 141
Gibraltar 79

We do not maintain forces exclusively for operations in the other dependencies and costs are not separately identified.