Indo-pacific Region: Warships

To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what the cost has been of maintaining the seven month deployment of the Carrier Strike Group to the Indo-Pacific to date.

Answered on

16 December 2021

The additional operating cost of deploying the Carrier Strike Group is currently estimated at £74 million, this covers any costs incurred above what those personnel and capabilities deployed would usually cost to defence, for example fuel costs, operational allowances, and other incidental costs. Further work is ongoing to refine those cost estimates and provide a final figure.

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