§ Mr. Emrys Hughes
asked the Minister of Defence what has been the total defence expenditure in Cyprus since the island became our chief base in the Middle East.
§ Mr. Head
The total expenditure incurred within Cyprus by the Services208W since 1st December, 1954, when Headquarters Middle East Command began working there, is about £25 million. The figure includes expenditure incurred by the three Service Departments locally in Cyprus on food, rent, works and pay.