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NATO: Finance

Volume 470: debated on Thursday 24 January 2008

To ask the Secretary of State for Defence how much the Government contributed to NATO’s (a) civil budget, (b) military budget and (c) Security Investment Programme in each year since 1997. (181205)

The amount contributed by the UK to NATO’s civil budget, military budget and the NATO Security Investment Programme (NSIP) since 1997 is as follows:

£ million

Financial year

Civil budget1

Military budget2

NSIP2

1997-98

20.400

43.126

36.826

1998-99

16.100

46.021

54.168

1999-2000

16.300

38.529

45.350

2000-01

18.900

36.461

42.915

2001-02

17.900

53.100

62.493

2002-03

18.200

50.000

38.301

2003-04

18.700

36.578

45.813

2004-05

17.600

52.430

55.538

2005-06

17.842

43.926

54.575

2006-07

17.281

56.917

40.959

2007-083

19.470

60.800

51.147

1 The UK contribution to the NATO civil budget is funded by the FCO

2 Funded by the MOD

3 Current in-year forecast

To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what proportion of the UK’s contribution to NATO common funding was allocated to NATO’s (a) civil budget, (b) military budget and (c) security investment programme in each year since 1997. (181210)

The proportion of the UK’s total contribution to NATO common funding allocated to the civil budget, military budget and NATO Security Investment Programme (NSIP) since 1997 is as follows:

Percentage

Financial year

Civil budget1

Military budget2

NSIP3

1997-98

20.33

42.97

36.70

1998-99

13.84

39.57

46.57

1999-2000

16.27

38.46

45.27

2000-01

19.23

37.10

43.67

2001-02

13.41

39.78

46.81

2002-03

17.09

46.95

35.96

2003-04

18.50

36.18

45.32

2004-05

14.02

41.75

44.23

2005-06

15.34

37.76

46.90

2006-07

15.01

49.43

35.56

2007-084

14.82

46.26

38.92

1 The UK contribution to the NATO civil budget is funded by the FCO

2 Funded by the MOD

3 Funded by the MOD

4 Current in-year forecast