Defence written question – answered on 5th March 2007.

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Photo of Derek Conway Derek Conway Conservative, Old Bexley and Sidcup

To ask the Secretary of State for Defence how much his Department has spent on the provision of security services by private contractors in Iraq; and what proportion of his Department's spending in that country such expenditure represents.

Photo of Des Browne Des Browne Secretary of State, Ministry of Defence, The Secretary of State for Defence

For the purposes of this response I have taken the phrase 'security services' to mean force protection services. The Ministry of Defence has not incurred any expenditure on the provision of such services by private contractors in Iraq.

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