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Private Military Companies

Volume 447: debated on Thursday 15 June 2006

To ask the Secretary of State for Defence how much was spent on private military companies guarding British bases abroad (a) in total, (b) in Iraq and (c) in Afghanistan in the last year for which figures are available. (75395)

The Ministry of Defence does not contract any private military companies or private security companies, and we do not monitor those employed by third parties except for purposes of deconfliction within the UK area of operations.