§ 86. Colonel WEDGWOOD
asked the Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs whether he will publish the terms of the treaty with Transjordania; and whether the treaty provides for a liquidation of the debt to Great Britain or a reduction in the annual loan advanced by British taxpayers?
§ The SECRETARY of STATE for DOMINION AFFAIRS (Mr. Amery)
I have been asked to reply. The answer to the first part of the question is in the affirmative. As regards the second part, the agreement provides for contributions from the British Treasury in aid of the revenues of Trans-Jordan by way of grant or loan for so long as the revenues of Trans-Jordan are insufficient to meet the expenses of administration. As I informed the right hon. and gallant Gentleman in reply to a question which he asked on the 23rd March, 1927, past contributions to Trans-Jordan have been treated as grants and are not recoverable.