§ Mr. Wigg
asked the Minister of Defence if he will state the cost of transferring the King's Own Border Regiment and supporting services, including personnel of the Royal Air Force, from the United Kingdom to the South Cameroons, the cost of maintenance from the date of arrival to the end of the current financial year, and the estimated cost for the following financial year.
§ Mr. Watkinson
The cost of transferring this force from the United Kingdom to the South Cameroons was about £290,000. Maintenance costs from the date of arrival to the end of the current financial year will be just over £600,000. Maintenance costs will continue into 1961–62 at a monthly rate of about £24,000 for so long as the force is required; in addition, it will cost about £142,000 to transport the force back to the United Kingdom. All the figures given for maintenance costs are on an extra-cost basis.