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Afghanistan: Peacekeeping Operations

Volume 507: debated on Monday 8 March 2010

To ask the Secretary of State for Defence how much (a) aviation and (b) vehicle fuel for British forces in Afghanistan cost in each of the last five years. (319848)

The following table sets out the ground fuel and aviation fuel costs for Afghanistan for financial years (FYs) 2005-06 through to 2009-10, up to the end of January 2010.

£ million

Financial year

Ground fuel

Aviation fuel

2009-10 (end January 2010)

41.122

61.639

2008-09

48.890

66.317

2007-08

40.182

2.671

2006-07

5.447

2.866

2005-06

1.180

0.436

Total

136.821

133.929

To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what the budget is per person per day for meals for military personnel serving in Afghanistan. (320753)

I refer the hon. Member to the answer the Minister for Veterans (Mr. Jones) gave on 6 January 2010, Official Report, column 437, to the hon. Member for Fareham (Mr. Hoban).

To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what his most recent assessment is of the tactical requirement for long-range patrol vehicles in the current military operation in Afghanistan. (320763)

Commanders in Afghanistan have stressed the importance of having a range of vehicles from which they can select the most appropriate for specific tasks, including patrol vehicles. The use by our armed forces of all vehicle types is kept under constant review to ensure that they continue to meet operational requirements.