Answered on May 28, 2013
Deputy John Deasy asked the Minister for Defence the amount spent on peace keeping operations over each of the past five years; and if he will itemise the spend.
Reply from Minister Alan Shatter: Amounts paid in respect of the remuneration of military personnel serving with UN and EU peace support operations, together with travel and subsistence and transportation costs (troops and freight), for each of the past five years, are set out in the table above. Equipment costs are not included in the figures, as equipment is generally not procured for a specific mission.
Arrangements for the reimbursement of certain costs have been agreed with the UN. Amounts actually received from the UN in the relevant years are:
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