What percentage of defence and security expenditure in the budget year is dedicated to spending on secret items relating to national security and the intelligence services?
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The percentage is not available to the public, or the information that is published is considered unreliable.
More than eight per cent of expenditure is dedicated to secret items.
Eight per cent or less, but more than three per cent, of expenditure is dedicated to secret items.
Three per cent or less, but more than one per cent, of expenditure is dedicated to secret items.
One per cent or less of expenditure is dedicated to secret items.
The percentage of defence and security spending on secret items relating to national security and the intelligence service is not available to the public. The finance laws of the few last years only list total figures of the budget of the Ministry of Defence and the Ministry of the Interior, local authorities and territorial planning (1), (2), (3).
Research shows that there is little information on how the budget of the related ministries breaks down. No details on the spending of specific items have been made available. Also, international sources of security budgets, such as SIPRI (4) and the CIA World Factbook (5), only provide overall figures of security expenditure.
Various laws allow classifying information relating to the defence sector. The secrecy of the defence sector is defined on the one hand in the organic law on the information. Art. 84 says that professional journalists have the right to access information unless the information concerns national defence secrecy (6). On the other hand, Article 63, 66, and 67 of the Penal Code mentions that issues related to security are classified (7).
1) Finance Law for 2018, No. 17-11 (December 27, 2017) p. 65. Accessed October 17, 2018.
2) Finance Law for 2017, No. 16-14 (December 28, 2016) p. 63. Accessed October 17, 2018. https://www.mfdgi.gov.dz/images/pdf/lois_de_finances/LF2017_f.pdf.
3) Finance Law for 2016, No. 15-18 (December 30, 2015) p. 38. Accessed October 17, 2018.
4) SIPRI Military expenditure by country, in constant (2016) US$ m., 2009-2017, 2018. Accessed October 17, 2018. https://www.sipri.org/sites/default/files/1_Data%20for%20all%20countries%20from%201988–2017%20in%20constant%20%282016%29%20USD.pdf.
5) “Algeria”. The World Fact Book. Cia.gov. Accessed October 17, 2018. https://www.cia.gov/library/publications/the-world-factbook/geos/ag.html.
6) Organic Law on the Information. Fourth Title, “On the profession of journalists, ethics and deontology”, Chapter I “On the profession of journalists”, Art. 84. (2012). https://www.joradp.dz/TRV/FInfo.pdf.
7) Penal Code as of 2015, Book Three “Crimes and Offences and their Punishment”, Title I “Crimes and Offences against the Public Interest”, Chapter I, “Crimes and offences against state security”, Section II “Other attacks on national defence or the national economic”, Art. 84. Accessed November 1, 2018. https://www.joradp.dz/TRV/FPenal.pdf.
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