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Defence written question – answered on 14th June 2005.

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Photo of Andrew George Andrew George Shadow Secretary of State for International Development

To ask the Secretary of State for Defence how much has been spent by (a) the UK and (b) other allied countries in support of military and security efforts in Afghanistan since 2002–03.

Photo of Adam Ingram Adam Ingram Minister of State (Armed Forces), Ministry of Defence

The net additional costs of operations in Afghanistan are published each year in the Ministry of Defence's Annual Report and Accounts. Costs for financial year 2002–03 were £311 million and for 2003–04 £46 million. Costs for financial year 2004–05 will be published in the MOD's next Annual Report and Accounts in the autumn.

Costs incurred by other allied countries are a matter for them.

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