HC Deb 11 December 1958 vol 597 cc113-4W
Mr. Bottomley

asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer what is the total dollar income received by the United Kingdom as a result of the stationing of Canadian and United States armed forces in this country.

Mr. Erroll

A precise answer is not possible from the information available, but this income is estimated to be the major part of the item shown in paragraph 9 of the Notes to the United Kingdom Balance of Payments (Cmnd. 540) as "U.S. and Canadian Forces' expenditure in the United Kingdom" This item (which excludes "offshore" purchases of equipment) was £75 million for the year July, 1957, to June, 1958.