HC Deb 14 July 1992 vol 211 c613W
Mr. Cohen

To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what is the current United Kingdom military commitment in Korea, its present annual cost and the cost for each year since it began, both in actual and current prices.

Mr. Archie Hamilton

The United Kingdom's military presence in Korea comprises two defence attaches, a first secretary (defence supply) and their supporting staff in the British embassy in Seoul; members of the Commonwealth Liaison Mission to the United Nations Command, headed by the British defence attache; and a platoon of infantry as part of the United Nations honour guard. The full costs of the commitment are not normally separately identified within the Defence budget, but it is estimated that in 1991–92 they amounted to £1.9 million at 1991–92 outturn prices. Figures for previous years could not be made available without disproportionate effort.