Libya conflict cost to be published

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The Government is to publish the most up-to-date cost of operations in Libya, Chancellor George Osborne said today.

Mr Osborne said the Ministry of Defence would reveal the cost of military operations within the next week after he was attacked by the shadow chancellor Ed Balls over the spiralling price of the conflict.

The Chancellor told the Commons: "What I told the House at the time was that the cost estimated at the time by the Ministry of Defence was in the tens of millions of pounds and the Ministry of Defence is planning within the next week I think to provide an update to the House on the costs."