§ Lord Jenkins of Putney
asked Her Majesty's Government:
What is the current weekly cost of this country's military presence in the Gulf and what would be the estimated cost if military conflict ensued.
§ The Earl of Arran
The current full operating cost of our forces in the Gulf, including the latest enhancements announced by the Secretary of State last week, is estimated to be £24 million per week. Costs, if military conflict occurs, are not estimable.