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Armed Forces: Costs

Volume 502: debated on Thursday 10 December 2009

To ask the Secretary of State for Defence how much his Department has charged (a) other Government departments, (b) private sector companies and (c) foreign governments in employment costs for members of (i) his Department’s civilian staff, (ii) the MOD Police Service, (iii) MOD Police and Guarding Agency and (iv) military personnel of the (A) Royal Navy, (B) Royal Marines, (C) Army and (D) Royal Air Force in each of the last five years. (304644)

This information is not held centrally and could be provided only at disproportionate cost.

Charges for personnel services are levied against outside bodies in accordance with the principles set out by HM Treasury in chapter 6 of Managing Public Money which requires that full costs should normally be recovered for any goods and services provided by MOD.