§ Mrs. Beckett
To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer how the total cost of British involvement in the Gulf has been calculated.
§ Mr. Mellor
[holding answer 30 January 1991]: The basis for the calculations of the cost of United Kingdom military operations in the Gulf was explained in my right hon. Friend the Secretary of State for Defence's letter of 21 January to the hon. Member for Clackmannan (Mr. O'Neill), a copy of which is in the Library.