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Defence: Procurement

Defence written question – answered on 20th July 2011.

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Photo of Michael Dugher Michael Dugher Shadow Minister (Defence)

To ask the Secretary of State for Defence

(1) what the monetary value was of urgent operational requirements made by each of the armed forces in each of the last five years;

(2) how much was spent on urgent operational requirements for (a) fuel, (b) munitions, (c) equipment, (d) upgrades, (e) maintenance and (f) transport in each of the last five years.

Photo of Peter Luff Peter Luff The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Defence

The urgent operational requirement (UOR) process is specific to equipment procurement programmes and does not contribute toward, for example, expenditure on fuel or maintenance. The total approved funding through the UOR process in each of the last five financial years (FY) was £790 million for FY 2006-07, £1,550 million for FY 2007-08, £1,400 million for FY 2008-09, £840 million for FY 2009-10 and £1,130 million for FY 2010-11. Expenditure is not recorded separately by armed service and certain programmes may provide equipment for more than one.

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