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Service Personnel: Telephone Calls

Volume 455: debated on Thursday 18 January 2007

To ask the Secretary of State for Defence how many minutes of free telephone calls service men and women are allowed each week whilst serving on operations in Afghanistan and Iraq. (110305)

[holding answer 19 December 2006]: The free welfare telephone allowance for service personnel serving on operations has recently been increased from 20 to 30 minutes per week at a cost of some £l million.