HC Deb 15 December 1948 vol 459 cc152-3W
83. Mr. Piratin

asked the Secretary of State for the Colonies what has been the cost, from 15th May to date, of maintaining the Jewish detainees in Cyprus; whether the Government accept the responsibility of financing this expenditure; and whether it is its intention to recover the cost, in total or part, from the Israel Government.

Mr. Creech Jones

The cost of maintaining the Cyprus camps between 15th May and the end of November was approximately £500,000. With regard to the second and third parts of the Question, I have nothing to add to the reply to my hon. Friend the Member for North Salford (Mr. McAdam) on 13th of this month.