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British Forces (Germany)

Volume 129: debated on Wednesday 9 March 1988

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To ask the Secretary of State for Defence if he will list for each year since 1979 (i) the total cost of British forces based in Germany, (ii) the amount chargeable to the Government of the Federal Republic of Germany and (iii) the amount paid by that Government; what is the current outstanding amount owing; and if he will make a statement.

The estimated costs of British Forces Germany, excluding equipment, are as follows:

£ million
1979–80948
1980–811,140
1981–821,086
1982–831,234
1983–841,277
1984–851,345
1985–861,436
1986–871,463
1987–881,595
All figures are at Estimates prices and exchange rates for the years stated. Since 1980–81 the Federal Republic of Germany has made no direct financial contribution to the cost of BFG, but it provides various buildings, lands and services free of charge, or at reduced rates.