HC Deb 22 November 1956 vol 560 c95W
Mr. Lewis

asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer to what extent his estimate of a saving of £100 million will be reduced by the cost of the recent armed conflict in Egypt.

Mr. H. Macmllian

Recent events in the Middle East are now expected to reduce by some £5 million the Service Departments' contribution to the savings of £93¼ million so far announced. As my right hon. Friend stated in the debate on 12th November, additional expenditure in this financial year on the military arrangements will be between £35 million and £50 million.