HC Deb 15 March 1999 vol 327 cc505-6W
Mr. Cox

To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what was the cost in 1998 of maintaining the Falklands military garrison; and if he will make a statement. [76367]

Mr. Doug Henderson

The outturn cost to the Ministry of Defence of the Falkland Islands Garrison in financial year 1998–99 is expected to be approximately £71 million. This figure relates to the costs incurred by the Commander British Forces Falkland Islands only. It does not include the costs of the RAF airbridge to the Falkland Islands, nor the cost of naval deployments to the South Atlantic. These costs fall to other budgets and are not separately identified.

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