HC Deb 16 July 1997 vol 298 cc236-7W
Mr. Keith Simpson

To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what proportion of the defence budget in(a) cash and (b) percentage terms is taken up by the cost of maintaining the Army and RAF in Germany in the current financial year. [8134]

Dr. Reid

The estimated operating costs of the Army and RAF in Germany for the current financial year are £1,163 million and £184 million respectively. These costs represent about 5.3 per cent. of the Defence budget in the case of the Army and 0.8 per cent. for the RAF.