HC Deb 20 February 1924 vol 169 cc1742-3
49. Sir L. LYLE

asked the Prime Minister if he will state the policy of the present Government with regard. to Palestine; and how much the administration in that country has cost during the last four years and is estimated to cost us this year?


His Majesty's Government has to take over Palestinian responsibility as a going concern. It is in consultation with the High Commissioner.

As regards expenditure, the cost of Palestine to the British Exchequer during the past years has been as follows:

1920–21 (approximately) 8,000,000
1921–22 3,155,000
1922–23 1,874,000
1923–24 (approximately) 1,400,000

The cost for 1924–25 is estimated at not more than £1,000,000.

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