§ 43. Mr. Emrys Hughes
asked the Secretary of State for the Colonies his estimate of the weekly sum now being spent on restoring law and order in Cyprus.
§ Mr. Hughes
Does that include the cost of military occupation as well? Is it not time that the Government realised that this is a running sore from the point of view of expenditure and of everything else?
§ Viscount Hinchingbrooke
Since we may not reach Question No. 50, may I ask my right hon. Friend whether a general statement on Cyprus may be made this week, or next week, in view of the fact that there is a number of anxious Questions put down on that subject?
§ 44. Mr. Emrys Hughes
asked the Secretary of State for the Colonies what expenditure was incurred in Cyprus from January to May this year; and how it compared with the expenditure from January to May, 1955.
§ Mr. Hughes
Is it possible for the Minister to give us an estimate of the total sum which has been spent in Cyprus? Does he think that Cyprus is on the plateau which is talked about by his right hon. Friend?
§ Mr. Hare
No, if the hon. Gentleman would like to know the estimated total expenditure in Cyprus in 1956, it is around £16 million. Of that sum, the emergency represents something like 14 per cent., the rest being social services, 23 per cent., development, 33 per cent., administration and so on, 30 per cent.