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Gulf war cost taxpayer 615m pounds

Britain's military role in the Gulf war cost the taxpayer a minimum of pounds 615m, the National Audit Office says today. Although the full cost is calculated at pounds 2.434bn, other nations such as Kuwait and Saudi Arabia have already paid pounds 2.049bn of the total. The NAO made its final estimate after allowing for possible adjustments and an added pounds 200m cost of equipment not being replaced.

Costs and Receipts Arising from the Gulf Conflict; HMSO; pounds 5.95