§ 39. Sir J. POWER
asked the Prime Minister whether he will consider the desirability of arranging for the publication 802 of a memorandum showing over a period of years the cost of the armed forces of the principal countries of the world exclusive of the cost incurred on non-effective services?
§ The PRIME MINISTER
The basis of the Estimates of different countries differs so widely that a really informative memorandum such as is suggested would be difficult to prepare. But a great deal of information regarding the cost of the armed forces of various countries is given in the League of Nations Armaments Year Book.
§ Commander OLIVER LOCKER-LAMPSON
Cannot it be published by the Government in convenient form with necessary additions?