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Saudi Arabia: Military Aid

Question for Ministry of Defence

UIN 110485, tabled on 31 October 2017

To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what the expenditure was on the (a) Saudi Arabian National Guard Communications Project and (b) Ministry of Defence Saudi Armed Forces Project in the 2016-17 financial year; and what the budget is for each of those projects for the 2017-18 financial year.

Answered on

8 November 2017

The costs incurred by the Ministry of Defence Saudi Armed Forces Projects (MODSAP) in financial year 2016-17 amounted to £66.62 million. The budget for financial year 2017-18 is £60.18 million. The costs of MODSAP are met from a management fee received from the Saudi Arabian Government.

The costs of the Saudi Arabian National Guard Communications Project (SANGCOM) are similarly recovered from the Saudi Arabian Government, but SANGCOM operates under a separate Memorandum of Understanding from MODSAP, under which the details of such recoveries are confidential to the two Governments.