§ Mr. Stephen O'Brien
To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what the projected cost is of British troops being stationed in Iraq for a further(a) six months, (b) 12 months, (c) 18 months and (d) 24 months. 
§ Mr. Boateng
The Government remains committed to maintaining appropriate forces in Iraq for as long as is necessary. Parliament will be invited to vote on provision for 2003–04 in Supplementary Estimates.