HC Deb 15 November 1991 vol 198 cc702-3W
Mr. Churchill

To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what is the estimated annual operating cost of(a) an armoured regiment,(b) a regular infantry battalion and(c) a Territorial Army infantry battalion.

Mr. Archie Hamilton

Operating costs vary according to a unit's composition and its precise task at the time. Estimated annual operating costs for 1991–92 are as follows:

United Kingdom £ million BAOR £ million
Armoured regiment 15.0 15.0
Infantry battalion 12.5 to 15.0 17.0
TA Infantry battalion 2.0

These figures do not include either civilian support costs or the procurement costs of major weapon platforms operated by these units.