Terrorism (Departmental Spending)

Treasury written question – answered on 7th November 2001.

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Photo of Michael Howard Michael Howard Shadow Chancellor of the Exchequer

To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer

(1) what (a) proportion and (b) amount of all spending by Departments on the action against terrorism he forecasts will be met in the current financial year from funds in the reserves;

(2) if he will provide a breakdown of the costs which he forecasts will arise over the current financial year as a direct result of the war on terrorism for each Department directly affected.

Photo of Andrew Smith Andrew Smith The Chief Secretary to the Treasury

holding answer 26 October 2001

It would be inappropriate to forecast the costs of operations and other related activities at this stage.

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