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Royal Marines

Volume 401: debated on Tuesday 18 March 2003

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To ask the Secretary of State for Defence if he will make a statement on the additional funding recently made available to the Royal Marines. [102921]

Additional funding was made available to the Royal Marines to meet the additional costs necessarily incurred on Contingency Planning for possible operations against Iraq. This was contained within the £1 billion added to RfR2 Conflict Prevention at Spring Supplementary Estimates 2002–03