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Iraq and Afghanistan: Peacekeeping Operations

Volume 467: debated on Thursday 22 November 2007

To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what the cost has been of the detachment of modified Nimrod aircraft tasked to carry out duties over Iraq and Afghanistan in each of the last four financial years and what the equivalent cost was in 2007-08 to date; and what the overseas deployment component of that cost was in each case. (165052)

To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what exclusive agreements have been made with individual media organisations to report on operations in (a) Iraq and (b) Afghanistan; and what effect those agreements have on times of placing of information in the public domain. (166510)

We have made no exclusive agreements with media organisations to report on operations in either theatre.

Since April 2007, we have facilitated 52 media assignments to Iraq and 78 assignments to Afghanistan, involving a wide range of media organisations.