§ Mr. Bishop
asked the Minister of State for Defence what discussions he has had with the West German Government with regard to support costs of British troops in the British Army of the Rhine; and if it is his policy to seek 100 per cent. support costs and offset.
§ Mr. Ian Gilmour
An agreement supplementing the present Anglo-German Offset Agreement in respect of the return of 6 Brigade to Germany was signed on 461W 25th September. The future of offset after the expiry of the current agreement on 31st March, 1971, next year will be discussed with the Federal Government at the appropriate time.