The budget headings against which the net additional costs for Operation Ellamy—the United Kingdom's contribution to coalition operations in support of United Nations Security Council Resolution 1973—have been assigned to date are:
Equipment Support Costs
Fiscal Capital Departmental Expenditure Limit (CDEL).
The current estimate of the net additional costs of military operations for six months in support of Operation Ellamy is in the region of £120 million. This excludes costs associated with capital munitions expended.
Based upon current consumption rates we estimate the cost of replenishing munitions may be up to £140 million.
The Treasury has agreed to meet these costs from the Reserve.