HL Deb 03 February 2003 vol 644 c2WA
Lord Laird

asked Her Majesty's Government:

Whether they required the United States to pay for support, help and use of facilities as a result of the Gulf War in the 1990s. [HL1037]

The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State, Ministry of Defence (Lord Bach)

The United Kingdom did not require the United States to pay for support or make any direct financial payment to the UK during the Gulf conflict. The UK's contribution to the Gulf conflict was part of an international coalition force. As part of that international coalition force, coalition partners pooled resources and equipment and were able to share capabilities and facilities. This meant that the US, along with other coalition partners, loaned to the UK a certain amount of equipment. According to records held by the Ministry of Defence, the US loaned communications equipment, a number of high mobility load carriers and logistic support to UK Armed Forces.