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Germany (Costs)

Volume 892: debated on Monday 12 May 1975

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asked the Secretary of State for Defence how much of the costs of the British military forces in Germany is payable in foreign currency; and what percentage of the total this represents.

As to the first part of the Question, I would refer the hon. Member to the 1975 Statement on the Defence Estimates (Command 5976), Annex A, table 5. As to the second part, the foreign exchange cost is estimated to represent nearly three-quarters of the total, excluding equipment.