HC Deb 09 February 1993 vol 218 c570W
19. Mr. Whittingdale

To ask the Secretary of State for Defence how many British service personnel are currently involved in United Nations operations worldwide.

Mr. Rifkind

As at 1 February there were 3,570 British service men participating in United Nations operations world wide, making us the second largest troop contributor to the United Nations. This figure excludes those operating in association with United Nations operations, such as the Royal Naval presence in the Adriatic and the Royal Air Force contribution to Operation Restore Hope in Somalia.