Defence written question – answered on 16th October 2006.

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Photo of Geoffrey Clifton-Brown Geoffrey Clifton-Brown Shadow Minister (Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs)

To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what plans he has to make representations to the Treasury for increased resources for operations in Afghanistan.

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

The Ministry of Defence will be seeking funding for the cost of operations in Afghanistan, in consultation with the Treasury, at Winter Supplementary Estimates in November. Parliament will have the opportunity to scrutinise the amount and reasons for the funding sought. The costs of military operations are met, by convention, from the Treasury's Reserves.

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