§ Mr. Gordon Prentice
To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what is the estimated total cost of this year's Queen's birthday parade. 
§ Mr. Soames
No additional costs are incurred for the men and horses taking part in the parade as they are already funded. Costs will be incurred for hired road548W transport, and these are estimated at £12,000. There are other additional costs such as drycleaning of ceremonial uniforms and accommodation services, including facilities, rations and communications. Full details are not recorded separately, however, and could be provided only at disproportionate cost.