HC Deb 27 February 1922 vol 151 c88W

asked the Secretary of State for the Colonies what is the population of Iraq under British occupation; and what was the cost of administration, including the military occupation, during the last fiscal year?


According to a rough census carried out in 1920 the population of Iraq was 2,849,282. I was not myself responsible for administration during the year 1920–21, but the figures of expenditure will be shown in the appropriation accounts of the War Office and Air Ministry.