HC Deb 28 November 1951 vol 494 c1511
46. Lieut.-Colonel Marcus Lipton

asked the Prime Minister how much of the cost of maintaining United States bases and United States units in the United Kingdom is borne by the British Government.

The Prime Minister

Costs specially incurred by His Majesty's Government on behalf of the United States Forces in this country are recoverable from the United States Government apart from those incurred on works services. Arrangements as regards works services are under review, but at present additional maintenance costs are borne by the United States Government and capital costs are shared.

Lieut.-Colonel Lipton

Can the right hon. Gentleman say how much these works services amount to at the present moment?

The Prime Minister

If I had notice I have no doubt that I could obtain the information, and I could also find out whether it is information which I ought to impart to the House.