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Peacekeeping Operations

Volume 464: debated on Monday 8 October 2007

To ask the Secretary of State for Defence (1) what percentage of British military personnel do not live in permanent buildings in (a) Iraq and (b) Afghanistan; (154263)

(2) how many British military personnel are housed in tents in (a) Afghanistan and (b) Iraq.

The protection of our forces in Iraq and Afghanistan is of an extremely high priority and a number of improvements have been made, and will continue to be made, to accommodation in both theatres in order to enhance security.

I am withholding information on force protection arrangements at our bases in Iraq and Afghanistan as its disclosure would, or would be likely to prejudice the capability, effectiveness or security of our armed forces.