HC Deb 26 January 1989 vol 145 c752W
Mr. Darling

To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what was the total cost of maintaining each Scottish regiment of the Army in 1987.

Mr. Archie Hamilton

The costs of maintaining individual regiments are not readily available and could be provided only at disproportionate cost. However, the majority of Scottish regiments are infantry and the average operating cost in 1987 of a infantry battalion based in the United Kingdom was some £11 million. This figure includes personnel costs, spares, fuel and administrative support services, but excludes capital equipment costs.

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