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Defence Export Services Organisation: Finance

Volume 476: debated on Monday 2 June 2008

To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Enterprise and Regulatory Reform what the operating budget of the Defence Export Services Organisation was in (a) 2004-05, (b) 2005-06 and (c) 2006-07. (206924)

The net operating costs of the Defence Export Services Organisation in the financial year 2004-05 was £16.922 million. For financial years 2005-06 and 2006-07 I refer the hon. Member to the answer given by my hon. Friend the Minister of State for the armed forces on 17 July 2007, Official Report, column 196W to the hon. Member for Hornsey and Wood Green (Lynne Featherstone).