§ 34. Mr. Wingfield Digby
asked the Secretary of State for Defence what defence agreement exists with the Malagasy Republic; when it was published; and what has been the total cost to Defence Votes of operating from Majunga and other places in Malagasy during the last year.
§ Mr. Healey
We have no defence agreement with the Malagasy Republic. By arrangement with the Malagasy Government Royal Air Force Shackletons are undertaking patrols from Majunga in pursuance of the Security Council resolution of 9th April, 1966. The additional cost to Defence Votes of operating from Majunga during the 12-month period which has so far elapsed is about £175,000.