§ Mr. Kershaw
asked the Secretary of State for Defence how many more officers and men of the British forces will be seconded to Zambia to help train the new Zambian forces now being raised; and what will be the cost to the British Exchequer.
§ Mr. Reynolds
A further 11 Army officers and 3 Army non-commissioned officers are to be seconded this years and requests for further Royal Air Force personnel are being considered; no additional costs will fall on the British Exchequer.
asked the Secretary of State for Defence how many hours per month are being flown by Javelins in connection with Rhodesia; how much oil they consume; and what is the cost of that oil.
§ Mr. Millan
The Royal Air Force Javelin aircraft in Zambia are at present flying at the rate of about 120 hours a month. The fuel consumption is approximately 120,000 gallons a month. It is not our practice to give details of contract prices.
asked the Secretary of State for Defence what is the cost per hour, and how many hours are being flown, by Britannias flying oil into Zambia on account of sanctions against Rhodesia.
§ Mr. Millan
It is not in the public interest to disclose this information. However, up to 9th February the British airlift involved costs of about £1.28 million. This includes both Royal Air Force and civil Britannias and the cost of civil DC4/Carvairs.