To ask the Secretary of State for Defence
(1) what estimate he has made of the cost to his Department of the draw-down of troops from Germany;
(2) what procedure he plans to use to effect the draw-down of troops from Germany;
(3) what his timetable is for the draw-down of troops from Germany;
(4) where he expects armed forces personnel drawn-down from Germany to be based upon return to the UK.
As the Prime Minister announced in the House of Commons on
More detailed work will now be undertaken to identify precisely how this will be implemented. It is therefore too early to say what the financial impact will be or specifically where returning personnel will be based.