HC Deb 31 October 1956 vol 558 cc1417-8
26. Mr. Donnelly

asked the Secretary of State for the Colonies how far he has progressed in his calculations as to the gross annual cost of British government and security measures in Cyprus.

Mr. Maclay

I have now ascertained that a rough estimate of the cost is £2 million, that is, the extra cost arising from the necessity to restore law and order.

Mr. Donnelly

Does that figure include the cost of the pay of troops who were stationed in Cyprus before the Suez emergency arose?

Mr. Maclay

No, but the troops would have had to be paid whether they were in Cyprus or elsewhere.

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