§ Colonel DAY
asked the Secretary of State for the Colonies whether there is any British civil administration in Iraq; if so, what is the annual cost; and whether the cost is a charge on the revenues of that mandated territory?
§ Mr. AMERY
There is no British civil administration in Iraq. British interests in the country are in the hands of His Majesty's High Commissioner. His relations with the Iraq Government are of an advisory nature and are regulated by the terms of the Anglo-Iraq Treaties of 1922 and 1926. The cost of the High Commissioner's establishment, which amounts to £50,000 per annum, is borne in equal shares by Great Britain and Iraq. There are also a number of British advisers and officials in the service of the Iraq Government. Their salaries are borne by Iraq revenues.