§ Mr. Livingstone
To ask the Secretary of State for Defence pursuant to his answer of 16 March,Official Report, column 723, how much money was owed by the United States Government under the bilateral cost-sharing agreement on (a) 31 March 1994 and (b) 31 March 1995; what percentage of the annual expenditure under this agreement this figure represented on each date, excluding administration costs; and whether, under this agreement, the United States Government refund the cost of construction and maintenance carried out at their request and pay 7.5 per cent. of the works expenditure as a contribution towards the administration costs of the Ministry of Defence, Defence Works Service (United States Forces). 
§ Mr. Soames
Bills with the US Government for payment amounted to £5,400,000 on 31 March 1994 and £3,600,000 on 31 March 1995 representing 6.5 per cent. and 3.6 per cent. respectively on the annual expenditure on US works under the cost sharing agreement. The US Government refund the cost of construction and maintenance carried out at its request by Ministry of Defence, Defence Works Service (USF) and pays 7.5 per cent. of the works expenditure as a contribution towards the adminstration costs of hte MOD, Defence Works Service (USF).