CONSERVATIVE
New Forest East

FOREIGN AFFAIRS – UNANTICIPATED MILITARY COMMITMENTS (FUNDING) – 15 March 2011

Dr Julian Lewis: If Britain decides to take part in an unanticipated military commitment to engage in a no-fly zone in Libya, will the extra cost be added to or will it be taken from the existing defence budget?

[The Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs (Mr William Hague):  My right hon. Friend the Prime Minister and the Chancellor will no doubt make a judgment about that, if it arises.]