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European Defence Agency

Volume 489: debated on Tuesday 10 March 2009

To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what (a) financial and (b) staff resources his Department provided for the European Defence Agency in 2007-08. (262269)

The UK financial contribution to the European Defence Agency running costs and operational budgets in 2007-08 was £1.95 million. The UK Ministry of Defence provides five members to the permanent staff of the EDA, paid from the Agency’s staff budget, and seconds one further officer at national expense.