HC Deb 13 December 1939 vol 355 cc1213-4W
Colonel Wedgwood

asked the Prime Minister whether the Iraq Government contribute to the support of the British troops in that country, or whether the whole cost falls upon the British taxpayer; and what that estimated cost is per month?

The Prime Minister

All expenditure connected with the British Forces in Iraq is borne by His Majesty's Government, but I do not think that it would be in the public interest at present to reveal what the cost is.

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