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Defence: Expenditure

Volume 475: debated on Thursday 1 May 2008

To ask the Secretary of State for Defence (1) how much in near cash terms his Department spent on urgent operational requirements in each year from 2001-02 to 2006-07; (178511)

(2) how much has been spent on urgent operational requirements in each year since 2001.

I refer the hon. Member to the answer given in another place by my noble Friend, Baroness Taylor, on 14 December 2007, Official Report, House of Lords, column WA85, for the cost of urgent operational requirements approved from 2002 to 2007. UORs approvals for 2007-08 are some £1.6 billion. Full figures for UORs approved in 2001-02 are not held centrally.