HC Deb 19 October 1966 vol 734 c45W
Mr. Biggs-Davison

asked the Secretary of State for Defence what has been the cost to public funds of the stationing of the Royal Air Force in Zambia; and what contribution was made thereto by Zambia.

Mr. Merlyn Rees

The additional cost of stationing the Javelin air defence force and its supporting units in Zambia between December, 1965 and their withdrawal at the end of August, 1966 is estimated to have been about £2.65 million, of which some £1.35 million represents the estimated cost of the airlift of fuel required by the Javelin aircraft. The Zambian Government met directly certain accommodation costs which have not been included in this total figure and for which precise figures are not available.