HC Deb 25 October 1962 vol 664 c226W
Mr. Mason

asked the Secretary of State for War how much it would cost to bring home soldiers for burial from overseas stations based on the experience of the last twelve months.

Mr. Profumo

During the twelve months of 1961, 151 soldiers died at stations overseas. I estimate that the cost of moving the bodies by air to the United Kingdom would have been about £15,000. I have not included in this figure the cost of providing coffins at the overseas stations, nor the cost of movement within the United Kingdom to the places of burial. These costs necessarily vary, and I am not able to estimate them.

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