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Gurkhas

Volume 890: debated on Monday 14 April 1975

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asked the Secretary of State for Defence what is expected to be the annual saving which would be achieved by withdrawing the Gurkha battalion from Brunei.

Our proposal to withdraw the Gurkha Battalion from Brunei, which is subject to consultations with the Sultan, will not mean any saving to the defence budget since the Sultan pays the full costs of the battalion.