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Peacekeeping

Volume 406: debated on Wednesday 4 June 2003

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To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what funds have been paid from the United Nations to (a) his Department and (b) the Government in respect of peacekeeping duties carried out by UK armed forces operating under the auspices of that organisation in each of the past 10 years. [115330]

Her Majesty's Government is reimbursed at a set rate in respect of peacekeeping duties carried out by UK armed forces. These reimbursements are made to Her Majesty's Treasury.For 2002–03, we have, so far, received £2,674,367.30; the final quarter remains to be paid. We estimate this will be around £900,000.HMG received d£3,594,654.20 from the UN for financial year 2001–02.Figures for the eight-year period prior to 2001–02 are not held centrally. This could only be provided by the UK Mission to the UN, at disproportionate cost.