HC Deb 07 May 1996 vol 277 cc18-9W
30. Mr. Harry Greenway

To ask the Secretary of State for Defence how many service personnel are currently stationed in the United Kingdom and how many overseas; at what cost in each case; and if he will make a statement. [26948]

Mr. Soames

Details of deployments by geographical area are published annually in my Department's "UK Defence Statistics" booklet. At 1 January 1996, 178,412 service personnel were deployed in the UK, and were deployed 52,631 overseas. Information on the associated costs is not available in the form requested and could be provided only at disproportionate cost.