HC Deb 04 November 2003 vol 412 c620W
Jeremy Corbyn

To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what the size is of UK military deployment to the Democratic Republic of Congo; what its estimated annual cost is; and under whose command the forces operate. [136529]

Mr. Ingram

The UK currently contributes six military personnel (shortly to reduce to five) to the UN peacekeeping mission (MONUC) that has been operating in the Democratic Republic of Congo since 13 November 1999. The estimated annual cost of the deployment is £713,000. Troops deployed on MONUC are under the command of the UN Force Commander, General Diallo.

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