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Question for Ministry of Defence

UIN HL3256, tabled on 1 December 2014

To ask Her Majesty’s Government what was the cost to the United Kingdom of the military intervention in Libya; and what is their assessment of the benefits to the United Kingdom.

Answered on

10 December 2014

The net additional cost of military operations in Libya in 2011 was £234 million.

Our military actions in Libya protected civilians under threat of attack and saved lives. All our actions were consistent with our obligations under international law and with United Nations Security Council Resolution 1973, which allowed all necessary measures to protect civilians and civilian populated areas under threat of attack.