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Iraq: Peacekeeping Operations

Volume 488: debated on Monday 23 February 2009

To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what the cost to the public purse of the UK’s involvement in military action in Iraq has been in each of the last five years. (256238)

The audited outturn for the net additional costs of military operations in Iraq for each of the last five years is published in the relevant annual report and accounts, as set out in the following table.

Iraq

£ million

Resource costs1

Capital equipment

Total

2003-04

1,051

260

1,311

2004-05

747

163

910

2005-06

798

160

958

2006-07

787

169

956

2007-08

1,055

402

1,457

Total to date

4,438

1,154

5,592

1 ‘Resource’ includes both near cash and non-cash costs.