§ Mr. Churchill
To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what is the estimated annual operating cost of(a) an armoured regiment,(b) a regular infantry battalion and(c) a Territorial Army infantry battalion.
§ Mr. Archie Hamilton
Operating costs vary according to a unit's composition and its precise task at the time. Estimated annual operating costs for 1991–92 are as follows:
United Kingdom £ million BAOR £ million Armoured regiment 15.0 15.0 Infantry battalion 12.5 to 15.0 17.0 TA Infantry battalion 2.0 —
These figures do not include either civilian support costs or the procurement costs of major weapon platforms operated by these units.