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Military Commitments: Contingency Reserve

Volume 455: debated on Wednesday 10 January 2007

To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what the size was of the contingency reserve in each of the last 10 years; and how much of the contingency reserve was used to meet military commitments in each year. (110437)

Details on the DEL reserves, are set out in the Budget and Pre-Budget Report each year. The net additional costs of military operations are met from the reserves, and outturn figures are given in the Ministry of Defence's audited accounts each year.