§ The following Question stood upon the Order Paper in the name of Colonel WEDGWOOD:
§ 53. To ask the Under-Secretary of State for Air for what purpose our Royal Air Force is kept in Iraq; what does it cost a year; and does this country pay for the whole cost?
§ At the end of Questions:
§ Mr. MONTAGUE
May I ask, seeing that Question No. 53 has not been answered, whether it has been placed in the hands of any Minister?
§ The SECRETARY of STATE for the HOME DEPARTMENT (Sir John Simon)
May I say, in answer to the hon. Member, that there was a failure to answer the question at the moment, and inquiries are being made? 1334 I am sure that there will be an explanation, and that the hon. Member in the meantime will excuse the question not having been answered.