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Private Military and Security Companies

Question for Department for International Development

UIN 218242, tabled on 10 December 2014

To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, how many contracts her Department has held with private security companies in each year since 2008; what the cost of those contracts was; and if she will make a statement.

Answered on

15 December 2014

DFID has held a total of 8 centrally let contracts with private security companies since 2008 and the total cost of those contracts is £6.2M. The table below provides details by year concerning the number of contracts and the cost of those contracts. It should be noted that some of these contracts were active over multiple years:

Year

Number of Contracts

Cost of Contract (GBP)

2008

3

13,589

2009

5

1,008,753

2010

2

816,566

2011

2

725,825

2012

1

1,147,414

2013

1

1,680,187

2014

1

854,352

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