§ 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 to52W 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.