HC Deb 20 July 1960 vol 627 cc463-4
2. Mr. Wall

asked the Secretary of State for War what has been the cost to his Department of maintaining Army establishments and personnel in Malta during each of the past five years.

Mr. H. Fraser

The approximate figures of full cost, in millions of £s, were 4.5, 4.5, 5, 5.5 and 5 respectively.

Mr. Wall

Can my hon. Friend say whether this respectable support for Malta's economy is likely to continue at approximately the same level? Has he any estimate about how much soldiers spend in Malta, which is also a contribution to the Maltese economy?

Mr. Fraser

The actual amount of this money spent in Malta is about £3 million.