HC Deb 16 April 1999 vol 329 c372W
Mr. Hancock

To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what was the cost in each of the last five years of his Department's search and rescue capability in the UK. [80713]

Mr. Doug Henderson

The figures requested for the search and rescue capability are as follows:

£ million
1995–96 33.493
1996–97 34.058
1997–98 35.079
1998–99 36.066

Figures are not readily available for financial year 1994–95, although they are not expected to differ substantially from 1995–96 (appropriately reduced to take account of inflation).