HC Deb 26 January 1955 vol 536 cc31-2W
71. Mr. Harold Davies

asked the Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs if he will now say how much he estimates our obligations under the Manila Pact will cost Britain; and to what extent these obligations will reduce the assistance available to further the Colombo Plan.

Sir Anthony Eden

It is impossible to make such an estimate as the cost must be related to the degree and nature of the detailed tasks to be undertaken. In reply to the last part of the Question, in my speech on the Manila Treaty on 8th November, I assured the House that the Colombo Plan would not be impaired by any commitments arising under Article III.

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