HC Deb 30 November 1949 vol 470 c101W
Mr. Prescott

asked the Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs to state, to the most recent convenient date, the total cost to His Majesty's Government of the occupation of Japan; and what proportion has involved dollar expenditure.

Mr. Mayhew

Apart from the cost of the United Kingdom Liaison Mission which has provided diplomatic representation in Japan since the surrender, and of a small Royal Navy element which equally had no specific task in connection with the occupation, the cost to His Majesty's Government of the occupation of Japan up to the withdrawal of the United Kingdom contingent in the British Commonwealth Occupation Force has been as follows:

Pay and Allowances—Army and Royal Air Force 2,936,000
Maintenance—all Services 6,300,000
Transport of personnel—all Services 1,350,000
Transport of equipment—all Services 87,000
Total—all Services £10,673,000

It is not possible to give the proportion of this expenditure incurred in dollars; but it is very small.