Islamic State

Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs written question – answered on 8th September 2014.

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Photo of Andrew Rosindell Andrew Rosindell Conservative, Romford

To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what steps he is taking to help reduce the threat of Islamic State in Syria to security in that region.

Photo of Tobias Ellwood Tobias Ellwood The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs

The current security contract which has been in place since February 2010 with G4S in Afghanistan is worth approximately £120 million and is due to end on 30 June 2015. The tender for the next such contract is worth an estimated value of £14-20 million per annum and is likely to reduce over the lifetime of the contract. As this is currently a live tender, we are unable to provide details as to who has expressed interest in this contract, since this information is commercially sensitive.

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