Libya: Armed Conflict

Defence written question – answered on 11th May 2011.

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Photo of Heidi Alexander Heidi Alexander Labour, Lewisham East

To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what the average weekly cost of the contribution of each of the armed forces to military operations in Libya has been since the commencement of operations.

Photo of Mike Hancock Mike Hancock Liberal Democrat, Portsmouth South

To ask the Secretary of State for Defence

(1) how much his Department has spent on average on each day of operations over Libya;

(2) what estimate he has made of the cost to the public purse of his Department's contribution towards the no-fly zone in Libya.

Photo of Jeremy Corbyn Jeremy Corbyn Labour, Islington North

To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what estimate he has made of the cost to the public purse of military operations in Libya since March 2011; what proportion of such expenditure has been allocated to (a) NATO and (b) UK operations; and from which of his Department's budgets such expenditure has been drawn.

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

It is too early to give a robust estimate of the costs of the operations in Libya, but we expect they should be modest compared with other operations such as Afghanistan. As the Chancellor of the Exchequer has made clear the additional costs of operations in Libya will be fully met from the reserve.

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