To ask the Secretary of State for Defence if he will list every country and dependency where there is a permanent British military or naval presence, the annual costs to public funds of each such presence, and the proportion that represents in each case of the total cost of such a presence.
Countries and dependencies (outside the NATO area except Gibraltar) where there is a permanent British military or naval presence, and the annual cost to United Kingdom public funds of those forces, together with the proportion of the total cost of the presence in each case which this cost represents, are as follows:
|Estimated Cost (1987–88) £ million||Proportion of Total Cost per cent.|
|British Indian Ocean Territory (Diego Garcia)||1||100|
|Falkland Islands (including South Georgia)||141||100|
|Cyprus (includes SBA and UNFICYP forces)||112||81|