HC Deb 28 July 1960 vol 627 c200W
114. Mr. N. Pannell

asked the Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs whether the costs incurred by Her Majesty's Government in relation to the transport of troops and equipment from Ghana to the Congo will be borne by the Ghana Government, the United Nations or the United Kingdom.

Mr. R. Allan

Her Majesty's Government provided air transport for the Ghanaian troops at the request of the Secretary-General of the United Nations. Thus, although this was something we did in company with a fellow member of the Commonwealth. it was a contribution to the United Nations action in the Congo. The question of the cost will accordingly have to be worked out in the framework of whatever arrangements are eventually made by the United Nations for financing the whole operation of sending a United Nations force to the Congo.

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