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Veterans Day

Volume 462: debated on Wednesday 11 July 2007

To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what the total cost was of the events of Veterans Day 2007. (148237)

We are not able to calculate the total costs of events to mark Veterans Day 2007 as many of these are borne by event organisers and are not collected by the Department. The MOD committed approximately £470,000 to such events from its veterans budget. However, this figure does not include the costs of participation by armed forces units, such as military bands, in events organised to celebrate the country’s veterans; these costs cannot be separately identified but the involvement of such units has not been large scale.