§ Mr. Biggs-Davison
asked the Secretary of State for Defence what is the cost to date of maintaining the Royal Air Force in Zambia.
§ Mr. Merlyn Rees
The additional cost of maintaining the Royal Air Force units in Zambia, including the cost of the original deployment of these forces to Zambia, is estimated to be about £850,000 up to 21st April, 1966. This figure includes some local costs which will be met by the Government of Zambia but excludes the cost of transporting oil to Zambia for the Javelin aircraft because this is not at present separately identifiable.