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Defence written question – answered on 15th October 2012.

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Photo of Andrew Rosindell Andrew Rosindell Conservative, Romford

To ask the Secretary of State for Defence how much his Department has spent providing bottled drinking water in the Sovereign Base Areas of (a) Akrotiri and (b) Dhekelia in the last 12 months.

Photo of Andrew Robathan Andrew Robathan The Minister of State, Ministry of Defence

From 1 September 2011 to 31 August 2012, the British Forces Cyprus budget spent the following on bottled water:

Western Sovereign Base Area (Akrotiri and Episkopi) 70,191
Eastern Sovereign Base Area (Dhekelia) 4,146

The water was for use at decompression facilities, for in flight catering (flights transiting through Cyprus), and on exercises.

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