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Iraq: Peacekeeping Operations

Volume 462: debated on Wednesday 4 July 2007

To ask the Secretary of State for Defence when he expects to be in a position to make a detailed report of the (a) costs and (b) other aspects of UK involvement with Operation Telic; and if he will make a statement. (147187)

The cost of operations are calculated on a net additional basis and audited figures are published each year in the MOD’s annual report and accounts. The total of the annual audited figures for the cost of operations in Iraq for the years 2002-03 to 2005-06 was £4,026 million. A total estimated cost of £1,002 million for 2006-07 was included in the Spring Supplementary Estimates published in February. Final figures will be published in the MOD’s annual report and accounts for 2006-07 in July.

I have updated the House regularly on various aspects of the UK operation in Iraq.