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Defence of the realm

28 June 2018

6:08 PM

28 June 2018

6:08 PM

The Defence Select Committee called for the defence budget to be raised by
£17 billion a year, from just over 2 per cent of GDP to 3 per cent. Some £35.3 billion was spent on defence in 2016/17. How much was allocated to particular operations?

Wider Gulf £51m
Afghanistan £70m
Deployed Military Activity Pool
(for unforeseen military activity)
£23m
Counter Daesh £432m
Conflict stability and security fund
(various peace-keeping activities)
£87m
EU counter migrant-smuggling ops £3m

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