HC Deb 16 February 1955 vol 537 cc51-2W
76. Mr. E. L. Mallalieu

asked the Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs what payments Her Majesty's Government have agreed to make for the Jordan National Guard.

Sir Anthony Eden

Provision for the additional payment of a special subsidy of £350,000 a year for the Jordan National Guard will be included in the Estimates for 1955–56, under the Foreign Office Grants and Services Vote. Subject to Parliamentary approval, further support up to a maximum of £350,000 annually will be given for the following four years.

The main charge for the National Guard falls on the Jordan budget. A contribution of £750,000 is being made by Her Majesty's Government in the current financial year towards Jordan's over-all budget deficit. A similar contribution for the financial year 1955–56 was announced in the House on 22nd December.

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