§ MR. J. M. ROBERTSON
I beg to ask the Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs what is the amount of Egypt's contribution to the maintenance of the Army of occupation in Egypt: what is 458 the proportion of that to the whole cost; what are the respective increases of cost, British and Egyptian, in consequence of the reinforcement of the army of occupation; and what the strength of the force is now to be.
§ MR. RUNCIMAN
The present contribution is £100,000 a year, which represents approximately the extra cost of the force in Egypt, before the recent increase, over its cost at homo, which would be about =£275,000. The future strength of the force will be about 5,700, but the future contribution is at present under consideration.