§ 32. Mr. Bradford
asked the Secretary of State for Defence if he will provide a breakdown of the cost of defence in Northern Ireland for the years 1973–74, 1974–75 and 1975–76, respectively.
§ Mr. Mason
The estimated extra cost of military operations in Northern Ireland for the years in question is as follows:
1973–74 £33 million 1974–75 £45 million 1975–76 £60 million
The figures do not include the cost of regular Service pay and other items of normal maintenance expenditure which would have had to be met if there had been no emergency.