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Operational Costs

Volume 404: debated on Thursday 8 May 2003

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To ask the Secretary of State for Defence if he will make it his practice to identify and disclose the full costs of specific operations, as well as the additional costs. [112092]

The current policy is to identify only the additional costs of operations. I do not foresee a change to that policy, not least because of the practical difficulties that this would involve.