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Question for Ministry of Defence

UIN HL5289, tabled on 27 February 2015

To ask Her Majesty’s Government how many British military trainers and Armed Forces personnel are currently deployed to Iraq (including Kurdistan) to counter ISIL; and at what cost.

Answered on

10 March 2015

As at 3 March 2015 there were 154 UK Armed Forces personnel deployed to Iraq in support of the Iraqi Government to counter ISIL.

The net additional costs of training and equipping the Iraqi and Kurdish Security Forces as well as providing UK enablers is currently being met from the £50 million Deployed Military Activity Pool (DMAP). The net costings for UK military operational activity are published in the Ministry of Defence Annual Report and Accounts after the end of each financial year.