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Defence written question – answered on 15th July 2008.

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Photo of Liam Fox Liam Fox Shadow Secretary of State for Defence

To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what the cost to his Department was of each defence section in each (a) city and (b) country outside the UK in each year since 1997.

Photo of Bob Ainsworth Bob Ainsworth The Minister of State, Ministry of Defence

The following table shows the cost of each Defence Section by city and country outside the UK in each year since 2000.

Financial year
Capital Country 2000-01 2001-02 2002-03 2003-04 2004-05 2005-06 2006-07 2007-08
Kabul(1) Afghanistan (2) (2) (2) (2) (2) (2) (2) (2)
Abu Dhabi UAE 189,693 199,178 249,295 261,760 268,304 275,012 242,928 249,001
Abuja Nigeria 191,675 201,259 214,364 225,083 230,710 236,477 305,844 313,490
Accra Ghana 184,814 194,055 279,299 293,264 300,595 308,110 236,758 242,677
Addis Ababa Ethiopia (2) (2) (2) 212,000 217,300 222,733 224,702 230,320
Algiers Algeria (2) (2) (2) (2) (2) (2) 170,547 174,811
Astana(1) Kazakhstan (2) (2) 204,417 214,638 220,004 225,504 294,360 301,719
Amman Jordan 367,846 386,238 537,108 563,963 578,062 592,513 421,334 431,867
Ankara Turkey 356,948 374,795 427,786 449,175 460,404 471,915 517,932 530,880
Athens Greece 627,865 659,258 603,346 633,513 649,351 665,585 536,096 549,498
Baghdad Iraq (2) (2) (2) 212,000 217,300 222,733 239,220 245,201
Bahrain Bahrain 156,197 164,007 183,023 192,174 196,978 201,903 183,703 188,296
Bangkok Thailand 203,861 214,054 220,409 231,429 237,215 243,145 279,972 286,971
Beirut Lebanon 153,354 161,022 165,376 173,645 177,986 182,436 155,408 159,293
Belgrade Serbia 11,326 175,000 273,920 287,616 294,806 302,177 329,473 337,710
Berlin(2) Germany 788,428 824,527 934,481 977,714 1,002,157 1,027,211 828,874 849,595
Berne Switzerland 184,073 193,277 194,773 204,511 209,624 (3) (3) (3)
Bogota Colombia 208,448 218,870 258,718 271,654 278,446 285,407 310,662 318,429
Brasilia Brazil 501,808 526,898 532,212 558,822 572,793 587,113 378,896 388,368
Bratislava Slovakia 135,088 141,842 299,034 313,985 321,835 329,881 303,752 311,346
Bridgetown Barbados 222,646 233,778 241,552 253,630 259,970 266,469 292,571 299,885
Brunei Brunei 136,695 143,530 181,450 190,522 195,285 200,167 183,739 188,332
Brussels Belgium 276,079 289,883 286,189 300,498 308,011 (3) (3) (3)
Bucharest Romania 198,631 208,563 318,589 334,519 342,882 351,454 469,934 481,682
Budapest Hungary 172,674 181,308 293,507 308,182 315,887 323,784 20,618 21,133
Buenos Aires Argentina 557,661 585,544 520,081 546,085 559,737 573,730 456,978 468,402
Cairo Egypt 456,405 479,225 456,473 479,297 491,279 503,561 438,708 449,676
Canberra Australia 626,953 658,301 683,106 717,262 735,193 753,573 572,273 586,580
Caracas Venezuela 283,181 297,340 244,939 257,186 263,616 270,206 239,416 (3)
Colombo Sri Lanka 178,941 187,888 189,813 199,303 204,286 209,393 235,737 241,630
Copenhagen Denmark 181,806 190,896 227,882 239,276 245,258 251,389 250,964 257,238
Damascus Syria 186,906 196,251 221,892 232,986 238,811 244,781 201,688 206,730
Dhaka Bangladesh (2) (2) (2) (2) (2) (2) 235,737 241,630
Doha Qatar 209,145 219,602 236,936 248,783 255,002 261,378 237,372 243,306
Dublin Irish Republic 177,349 186,216 221,239 232,301 238,108 244,061 302,758 310,327
Freetown Sierra Leone 40,972 175,000 219,420 230,391 236,151 242,055 228,533 234,246
Guatemala City Guatemala 175,587 184,366 248,116 260,522 267,035 273,710 385,289 (3)
Harare Zimbabwe 178,498 187,423 207,815 218,206 223,661 229,253 303,579 311,168
Helsinki Finland 207,844 218,236 228,121 239,527 245,515 251,653 261,280 267,812
Islamabad Pakistan 359,497 377,472 447,857 470,250 482,006 494,056 511,127 523,905
Jakarta Indonesia 233,195 244,855 211,035 221,586 227,126 232,804 292,955 300,279
Kampala Uganda 173,364 182,032 217,646 228,529 234,242 240,098 241,298 247,330
Kathmandu(2) Nepal 185,540 193,188 228,191 237,889 243,836 249,932 214,893 220,265
Khartoum Sudan (2) (2) (2) (2) (2) (2) 280,416 287,426
Kyiv Ukraine 297,983 312,882 400,506 420,532 431,045 441,821 412,478 422,790
Kingston Jamaica 270,737 284,274 273,938 287,635 294,826 302,197 265,719 272,362
Kinshasa D R Congo 24,560 175,000 213,815 224,506 230,118 235,871 317,747 325,691
Kuala Lumpur Malaysia 433,868 455,561 432,855 454,498 465,861 477,507 350,558 359,322
Kuwait City Kuwait 183,948 193,145 259,257 272,220 279,025 286,001 217,231 222,662
Lisbon Portugal 206,256 216,569 218,169 229,078 234,804 240,675 228,375 234,084
Ljubljana Slovenia 108,967 114,415 187,836 197,228 202,158 207,212 8,749 (3)
Luanda Angola (2) 213,000 247,640 260,022 266,523 273,186 2,592 (3)
Madrid Spain 440,822 462,863 436,130 457,936 469,385 481,120 464,945 476,569
Manila Philippines 175,321 184,087 229,939 241,436 247,472 253,659 259,532 266,020
Mexico City Mexico 139,483 (3) (3) (3) (3) (3) (3) (3)
Moscow Russia 1,083,882 1,138,076 1,391,127 1,460,684 1,497,201 1,534,631 1,515,168 1,553,047
Muscat Oman 419,755 440,743 530,007 556,508 570,420 584,681 410,639 420,905
Nairobi Kenya 234,453 246,176 225,371 236,639 242,555 248,619 271,064 277,841
New Delhi India 523,478 549,652 546,489 573,814 588,159 602,863 670,420 687,181
Nicosia Cyprus 164,787 173,026 192,453 202,075 207,127 212,305 221,578 227,117
Oslo Norway 326,758 343,096 277,432 291,304 298,586 306,051 277,425 284,361
Ottawa Canada 647,670 680,054 710,315 745,831 764,477 783,588 815,899 836,296
Paris(2) France 957,228 1,004,242 1,038,243 1,089,266 1,116,498 1,144,410 1,154,068 1,182,919
Peking China 518,015 543,916 573,869 602,563 617,627 633,068 674,372 691,231
Prague Czech 178,249 187,161 319,558 335,536 343,925 352,523 313,924 321,772
Pretoria South Africa 365,346 383,613 500,221 525,232 538,363 551,822 468,996 480,721
Rabat Morocco 205,322 215,588 254,545 267,272 273,954 280,803 235,313 241,196
Riga Latvia 179,916 188,912 239,349 251,317 257,600 264,040 68,608 (3)
Riyadh Saudi Arabia 641,613 673,694 734,485 771,210 790,490 810,252 544,790 558,410
Rome Italy 587,920 617,316 681,572 715,650 733,541 751,880 609,012 624,237
Sana'a Yemen (2) (2) (2) (2) (2) (2) 119,094 122,071
Santiago Chile 221,694 232,779 211,494 222,069 227,620 233,311 272,950 279,774
Sarajevo Bosnia (2) (2) (2) (2) (2) (2) 173,063 177,390
Seoul Korea 432,661 454,294 489,467 513,940 526,788 539,958 525,757 538,901
Singapore(2) Singapore 468,843 490,171 410,111 428,396 439,106 450,083 413,728 481,563
Skopje Macedonia 159,269 167,232 166,750 175,088 179,465 183,952 203,007 208,082
Sofia Bulgaria 211,873 222,467 341,988 359,088 368,065 377,266 411,539 421,827
Stockholm Sweden 268,112 281,518 216,108 226,914 232,586 238,401 244,880 251,002
Tallinn Estonia (2) (2) 204,231 214,443 219,804 225,299 101,317 (3)
Tashkent Uzbekistan (2) (2) 267,244 280,606 287,621 294,812 47,139 (3)
Tbilisi Georgia 130,028 136,529 246,018 258,319 264,777 271,396 222,118 227,671
Tel Aviv Israel 393,970 413,669 531,212 557,772 571,717 586,010 451,078 462,355
The Hague Netherlands 314,374 330,093 309,323 324,790 332,909 341,232 481,676 493,718
Tirana Albania 1,127 190,000 155,644 163,427 167,512 171,700 219,991 225,491
Tokyo Japan 492,466 517,089 334,361 351,079 359,856 368,852 406,964 417,138
Vienna Austria 255,226 267,987 320,292 336,307 344,715 353,332 321,096 329,123
Vilnius Lithuania 15,958 189,000 165,516 173,792 178,137 182,590 232,973 238,797
Warsaw Poland 351,595 369,175 447,302 469,667 481,409 493,444 441,306 452,339
Wellington New Zealand 81,982 189,000 177,558 186,436 191,097 195,875 230,926 236,699
Zagreb Croatia 155,625 163,406 194,215 203,926 209,024 214,250 254,499 260,861
New York(3) USA 407,522 417,710
Washington USA 887,279 910,151 1,024,892 1,055,439 1,177,608 1,390,170 1,479,383 1,572,000
(1) From November 2006, previously Almaty

(2) No Defence Section

(3) Closed

Notes:

1.The Defence Section in Afghanistan opened in November 2007. There are no costs available from that date as the Defence Section is funded through Operational funds which cannot be disaggregated from the overall budget.

2. These costs include estimated costs for personnel funded by the single service funds which cannot be disaggregated from their overall budgets.

3. Costs are not available prior to financial year 2006-07.

4. All the costs in the table exclude pre-post preparation training costs that fall to the single service budgets; these are assessed to be in the order of £8.7 million at FY 2007-08 prices.

5. All the costs in the table are at their respective financial year prices.

6. The costs in paragraph 2 do not include the personnel funded by the single services, the pre-post preparation costs and the UKMIS New York costs.

Details of the cost of each Defence Section outside the UK in each year from 1997 to 2000 are not available by city and capital. The overall costs of all Defence Sections for Financial Year 1996-97 to Financial Year 1999-00 are as follows:

£ million
1996-97 22.471
1997-98 22.071
1998-99 23.202
1999-2000 23.925

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