§ Captain Kerby
asked the Secretary of State for Defence what were the terms of the agreement entered into by Her Majesty's Government with the Government of the Malagasy Republic for the basing of Royal Air Force Coastal Command aircraft there; and what rental and other charges have been requested by the Government of the Malagasy Republic for the use of airfield facilities and accommodation by Royal Air Force personnel to date.
§ Mr. Merlyn Rees
The Malagasy Government gave their agreement on the understanding that the operations were to be confined to the application of sanctions against Rhodesia. A limit to the size of the detachment was also stipulated. Detailed financial arrangements are under negotiation.