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Defence Export Services Organisation: Finance

Volume 463: debated on Tuesday 17 July 2007

To ask the Secretary of State for Defence (1) what funding the Defence Export Services Organisation received in each of the last five years; and if he will make a statement; (149132)

(2) what future funding for the Defence Export Services Organisation was included in the 2007 Budget.

I refer the hon. Member to the answer my predecessor gave on 24 April 2006, Official Report, column 845W, to the hon. Member for Birmingham, Selly Oak (Lynne Jones). The net operating costs of the Defence Export Services Organisation in financial years 2005-06 and 2006-07 were £14.497 million and £15.015 million respectively.

Provision of £13.7 million has been made for the net operating costs of the Defence Export Services Organisation in 2007-08.