HC Deb 09 April 1925 vol 182 c2445W

asked the Prime Minister what is the object of the visit to Iraq of the Secretary of State for Air and the Secretary of State for the Colonies; and what cost will fall on public funds in connection with the visit?


As regards the first part of the question, the object of my right hon. Friends' visit to Iraq is to investigate on behalf of His Majesty's Government the political and defence aspects of some important problems which are necessarily engaging the attention of the Cabinet. As regards the second part of the question, it is estimated that the cost, including that of the conveyance and allowances of the attached officers, will not exceed £1,000.