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Afghanistan: Peacekeeping Operations

Volume 488: debated on Tuesday 24 February 2009

To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what proportion of EU disbursements for (a) operations and (b) other commitments in Afghanistan is met from UK contributions. (253204)

The UK’s contribution to spending on the EU's commitments in Afghanistan (the office of the European Union Special Representative, the European Commission Delegation and common costs of the European Union Police Mission (EUPOL Afghanistan)) is approximately 17 per cent. This is the assessed contribution rate that the UK pays for all such EU missions. In financial year 2008-09, the UK is spending an additional £3.18 million to fund the deployment of UK police officers and experts to EUPOL.