HC Deb 17 February 1922 vol 150 c1388W

asked the Secretary of State for the Colonies how many British troops are now in Iraq; what is the annual cost of their maintenance there; and what further reductions in their strength are proposed?


The reduction of British and Indian forces is proceeding on the lines that I have already. explained to the House. As I informed the hon. and gallant Member for Central Hull (Lieut.-Commander Kenworthy) on 14th February, I propose to make a full statement on this subject when I present the Middle East Estimates.