§ Mr. Wilkes
asked the Minister of Defence the cost to the British taxpayer for the maintenance of British troops in Palestine and the operations designed to safeguard law and order from July, 1945, to 31st January, 1947.
§ Mr. Alexander
The estimated total cost, excluding capital expenditure on works services, of maintaining troops in Palestine from 1st July, 1945, to 31st January, 1947, was £55,600,000. Of this figure, £48,000,000 was for the Army and £7,600,000 for the Royal Air Force.