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Afghanistan: Peacekeeping Operations

Volume 482: debated on Wednesday 5 November 2008

To ask the Secretary of State for Defence how many British casualties there have been in Afghanistan as a result of (a) military action and (b) other causes since May 2006. (232906)

Since May 2006 a total of 1,840 British casualties have been admitted to a field hospital in Afghanistan. 485 of these casualties were admitted to a field hospital as a result of military action (defined as wounded in action) and a further 1,355 were admitted with disease or non-battle injuries over the same period.

Casualty statistics for UK military and civilian personnel in Afghanistan are routinely updated each fortnight on the MOD website. The tables can be found at:

http://www.mod.uk/DefenceInternet/FactSheets/OperationsFactsheets/OperationsInAfghanistanBritishCasualties.htm

To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what the projected net cost is of military operations in Afghanistan in (a) 2008-09 and (b) 2009-10. (232907)

The highly changeable nature of operations means that we are not able to provide accurate forecast costs for operations in Afghanistan until the winter supplementary estimates published later this month and for 2009-10 in the MOD's main estimates due to be published in April 2009.