European Defence Agency: Costs

Ministry of Defence written question – answered on 4th December 2018.

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Photo of Nia Griffith Nia Griffith Shadow Secretary of State for Defence

To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what estimate he has made of the annual cost of the Administrative Arrangement that the Government plans to conclude with the European Defence Agency; and whether any such Arrangement would enable the UK to exert formal influence on decisions taken by that Agency, including future funding decisions.

Photo of Stuart Andrew Stuart Andrew Assistant Whip, The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Defence

The size and terms of any further financial contributions would be subject to negotiations on the future relationship. An Administrative Arrangement with the Agency would enable the UK to participate in its projects and programmes where it is of mutual benefit.

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