HC Deb 23 April 1993 vol 223 c239W
Mr. Home Robertson

To ask the Secretary of State for Defence if he will set out the expenditure by his Department in financial year 1992–93 on military operations in former Yugoslavia, distinguishing between forces in Croatia under UNPROFOR I, those in Croatia and Bosnia under UNPROFOR II, and operations afloat in the Adriatic; how much of each such item of expediture has been or will be reimbursed to his Department by the Foreign and Commonwealth Office; whether the costs of British forces in UNPROFOR II are now reimbursed by the United Nations; and if he will make a statement.

Mr. Archie Hamilton

The extra cost of operations for UNPROFOR in Croatia and Bosnia is assessed at £606,000 and £63,700,000 respectively for the financial year 1992–93. The additional cost of operations in the Adriatic was some £4,200,000. The Foreign and Commonwealth Office has reimbursed all UNPROFOR costs. The cost of operations in the Adriatic, however, falls to the Defence budget. From 1 April 1993, the United Nations has accepted financial responsibility for operations in Bosnia and reimbursement will be sought to the maximum extent possible.

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