HC Deb 05 November 1956 vol 558 cc207-8W
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 Services 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.

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