I refer the hon. Member to the answer I gave on
The Government do not record total figures for casualties, whether civilian or otherwise, caused by UK forces because of the immense difficulty and risks that would be involved in collecting robust data. This was particularly the case for Operation Ellamy, without contemporaneous verification from within Libya. The UK and NATO were committed to enforcing the UN mandate to protect civilians. Operations were only conducted against legitimate military targets and the utmost care was taken to avoid civilian casualties at all times.