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Somalia: Peacekeeping Operations

Volume 470: debated on Friday 25 January 2008

To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what (a) financial and (b) logistical support the Government are providing to the AU Mission in Somalia. (180741)

During the financial year (FY) 2007-08, the Government have committed the following expenditure for support to the African Union for their mission to Somalia:

£4.5 million for Ugandan and Burundian troop sustainment (fuel, food, rotation costs, airlift);

£2.3 million for Burundian troop allowances (per diems for 2 battalions up to end of FY);

£1.3 million for supplies to the Ugandan battalions (trucks, vehicle spares, paint etc.);

£120,000 (maximum) for subsistence payments and accommodation for military planners;

£20,000 for a Burundian military reconnaissance visit to Mogadishu;

£20,000 for a Burundian liaison officer in Kampala (subsistence and accommodation); and

£40,000 (maximum) committed for a potential Nigerian reconnaissance visit to Mogadishu.

The current total UK commitment for supporting the African Union mission to Somalia during FY 2007-08 is £8,300,000.