§ 85. Sir C. Mott-Radclyffe
asked the Secretary of State for Defence if he will state the cost of maintaining British forces in Bahrain in the year 1955–56, the cost of transferring stores and equipment from Aden to Bahrain in 1967 and the estimated cost of maintaining British forces in Bahrain, including any additional buildings necessary in the year 1967–68.
§ Mr. Healey
No records of such expenditure were kept for the year 1955–56. Full details of the extra cost to the Defence Budget of transferring stores and equipment from Aden to Bahrain in 1967 are not at present available but it is likely to prove very small. The forecast foreign exchange cost of our forces in Bahrain including works costs in the current financial year is about £7 million.