§ 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. 
§ 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).