§ 15. Mr. Neil Thorne
asked the Secretary of State for Defence what was the average annual cost per soldier in 325W the Regular and Territorial Army, respectively, in the financial year 1980–81 or the last year for which figures are available.
§ Mr. Wiggin
The estimated average annual cost of a Regular and a Territorial Army soldier in the financial year 1980–81 is £9, 400 and £1, 300 respectively. These figures cover support costs as well as pay and allowances and in the case of the Regular soldier an element for non-effective benefits is also included.