HC Deb 15 November 2001 vol 374 c828W
Mr. Jenkin

To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, pursuant to the answer of 9 November 2001,Official Report, column 435W, on the cost of Operation Veritas, for what reason he has referred the hon. Member for North Essex to an answer to a previous question, referring to a letter to the hon. Member for Lewes (Mr. Baker), 23 October 2001, Official Report, column 114W, which has not been sent; and when he will (a) give and (b) publish in the Official Report a substantive answer to the question from the hon. Member for North Essex. [15275]

Mr. Hoon

The financial data required to provide a substantive answer on the costs to date of Operation Veritas are still being gathered. I hope to be able to provide the information requested in due course.