Armed Forces: Food

Defence written question – answered on 15th July 2008.

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To ask the Secretary of State for Defence how much it cost his Department to procure an operational ration pack in the latest period for which figures are available.

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

holding answer 14 July 2008

The cost of procurement of an operational ration pack is not held centrally and could be provided at only disproportionate cost.

The average cost of the components required to make one ORP are as follows:

£
24 hour general purpose ORP 8.75
24 hour Sikh/Hindu ORP 8.77
24 hour Halal ORP 9.34
24 hour vegetarian ORP 8.89

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