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Iraq: Peace Keeping Operations

Volume 463: debated on Tuesday 17 July 2007

To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what his Department's estimate was in March 2003 of the cost of operations in Iraq in each of the subsequent five financial years. (148893)

The total estimate figures for the net additional costs of operations in Iraq, included in Spring Supplementary Estimates for the years 2002-03 to 2006-07, were as follows.

Financial year

£ million

2002-03

1,000

2003-04

1,539

2004-05

975

2005-06

1,098

2006-07

1,002

To ask the Secretary of State for Defence how many UK troops are deployed on operations in Iraq. (150011)

[holding answer 16 July 2007]: As of June 2007, around 5,500 UK armed forces personnel are deployed on operations in Iraq, although numbers do fluctuate due, for example, to roulements and rest and recuperation breaks.