§ Mr. C. Ian Orr-Ewing
Expenditure by the Admiralty in Malta during the last five financial years is estimated very roughly at £9.5 million, £11 million, £11 million, £11.5 million and, last year, £12 million.
§ Mr. Orr-Ewing
Yes; we are making an enormous contribution to the economy and well-being of Malta. That is why the standard of living in the island is immeasurably higher than in other Mediterranean countries. I would add that the figures I gave are in addition to the £5.8 million of financial aid announced by the Secretary of State for the Colonies, and also the £32.25 million development plan already announced by the Secretary of State.