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Mark Hoban (Shadow Minister, Treasury; Fareham, Conservative)

To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what his Department's estimate was in March 2003 of the cost of operations in Iraq in each of the subsequent five financial years.

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Des Browne (Secretary of State, Ministry of Defence, Secretary of State, Scotland Office; Kilmarnock and Loudoun, Labour)

The total estimate figures for the net additional costs of operations in Iraq, included in Spring Supplementary Estimates for the years 2002-03 to 2006-07, were as follows.

Financial year £ million
2002-03 1,000
2003-04 1,539
2004-05 975
2005-06 1,098
2006-07 1,002


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