§ 33. Mr. Gordon Prentice
To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what is the current cost of garrisoning the Falklands. 
§ Mr. Doug Henderson
The cost to the Ministry of Defence of the Falklands garrison in the financial year 1998–99 is expected to be approximately £70 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.