§ Mr. Sandys
asked the Prime Minister if he will state approximately the additional cost incurred in the sea and air operations off the coast of Mozambique, in connection with sanctions against Rhodesia; what has been the cost of despatching elements of the Royal Air Force to Zambia and of maintaining them there; what has been the cost of the airlift to Zambia, what has been the amount of financial aid given or promised to Zambia since the start of the sanctions, additional to any which had been previously promised; and what has been the cost of establishing and operating a radio station in Bechuanaland.
§ The Prime Minister
No additional costs have been incurred in the sea operations off the coast of Mozambique in connection with sanctions against Rhodesia; the extra cost of the air operations has been about £80,000; the cost of dispatching elements of the Royal Air Force to Zambia and maintaining them there has been approximately £820,000; the airlifts to Zambia have cost £4. 4 million and the financial aid committed to Zambia amounts to £4 million; the cost of establishing and operating the Francistown radio station in Bechuanaland is about £340,000.