§ Mr. Matthew Taylor
To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what is the projected cost of the transfer of the United States air force 401st wing from Spain to Italy; and what part of the cost is projected as falling to(a) Britain, (b) the United States of America and (c) other NATO allies.
§ Mr. Archie Hamilton
The provisional assessment of the total cost is £424 million. Of this £37 million would fall to be met by the United Kingdom, £198 million by the United States of America, and £189 million by other NATO nations.