§ MR. HAROLD COX (Preston)
To ask the Secretary of State for War what is the total cost per annum of the British. Army of occupation in Egypt, including; the necessary charges for the training; of troops and for pensions and retired pay; and how much of this total is refunded by the Egyptian Government
(Answered by Mr. Secretary Haldane) The total cost, including the items mentioned but excluding sea transport, the charge for which cannot readily be assessed, is £620,000. The Egyptian Government refunds £150,000 a year, that being the amount by which the cost in Egypt exceeds the cost of the same force at home.