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Armed Forces: Food

Volume 503: debated on Wednesday 6 January 2010

To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what estimate he has made of the average cost of providing a meal to a member of the armed forces when on duty in the latest period for which figures are available. (309011)

The current daily budget allowance for feeding armed forces personnel on operations, known as the Operational Daily Messing Rate (ODMR) is £3.45. To provision three meals a day, the cash value of the ODMR is allocated to meals on the following percentage basis:




Main meal


Third meal