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Afghanistan: Drinking Water

Volume 704: debated on Monday 27 October 2008

asked Her Majesty's Government:

How much drinking water for Her Majesty's Armed Forces serving in Afghanistan has been imported from or via Pakistan in each month of 2008. [HL5500]

The amount of drinking water imported between January and September 2008, the last complete month for which figures are available, from or via Pakistan for the UK's Armed Forces serving in Afghanistan, is shown in the following table:

Month 2008

Nearest Thousand Litres

January

1,973

February

177

March

249

April

76

May

291

June

397

July

668

August

733

September

839

Bottled water is also purchased commercially from a newly commissioned Afghan-run plant. In addition, a water bottling plant at Camp Bastion produces bottled water for UK troops.