§ 22. Mr. Bradshaw
To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what has been the cost of recent United Kingdom deployment in the Gulf; and what steps have been taken to elicit contributions from other countries. 
§ Mr. George Robertson
The most recent estimate of the additional costs incurred up to late February for the UK forces deployed to the Gulf during the recent crisis amounts to some £3 million. The overall figure will depend on the length of the deployment.
Other countries have either contributed military forces of their own or have provided material support for UK forces, or have offered to do so.
The UK has not sought financial contributions towards the cost of the operation but has received host national support from several countries in the region.