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Pre-Budget Report

Volume 454: debated on Wednesday 13 December 2006

To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer when he intends to seek parliamentary approval for the £600 million increase to the defence budget announced in his pre-Budget report 2006 speech. (108766)

The MOD sought parliamentary approval for the forecast cost of operations for 2006-07 in its Winter Supplementary Estimate.

To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer pursuant to his statement on the pre-Budget report 2006, whether the £600 million additional expenditure to fund operations in Afghanistan and Iraq is additional to the expenditure increase in the Winter Supplementary Estimates. (108873)

The £600 million is included in the increase for operational expenditure in the MOD’s Winter Supplementary Estimate.