Dáil Éireann - Volume 451 - 30 March, 1995
Written Answers. - Overseas Service Expenditure.
Dr. Upton Dr. Upton
15. Dr. Upton asked the Minister for Defence the cost to the Exchequer of and the income derived from overseas services provided by the Army for each year since 1990. [6321/95]
Minister for Defence (Mr. Coveney) Minister for Defence (Mr. Coveney)
Minister for Defence (Mr. Coveney): As the reply is in the form of a tabular statement, I propose to circulate it in the Official Report.
By way of illustration, the actual additional cost in 1994 of all overseas missions in which members of the Defence Forces participated was £8,414,000. If normal pay and allowances are included, the total cost comes to £23,616,000. The maximum amount which we could expect to recover in respect of the services of these personnel is £6,057,000. Deputies will, accordingly, appreciate that refunds do not cover the additional costs incurred in sending military personnel on such missions.
 The annual cost of supplying military personnel for service with overseas missions and the income derived therefrom in the years 1990 to 1994 inclusive are as follows:—
*Includes the estimated depreciated value of contingent equipment supplied to UNOSOM II.
The average annual cost of normal pay and allowances of military personnel on overseas service is £12,600,000.
Dáil Éireann 451 Written Answers. Overseas Service Expenditure.