HC Deb 29 June 1967 vol 749 c127W
Mr. William Hamilton

asked the Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs what is the additional net expenditure involved in the implementation of the new policy on Aden, between 1968 and 1971.

Mr. George Thomson

The additional net expenditure on the new measures which my right hon. Friend announced in Parliament on 19th June is estimated at between £9 and £10 million. This figure must however be regarded as approximate since detailed costs of the additional military aid will take some time to be worked out.—[Vol. 748, c. 1141.]

Dame Irene Ward

asked the Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs whether he will make a statement on the events in Aden which involved the loss of many lives of servicemen in the Royal Northumberland Fusiliers and other units last week.

Mr. George Thomson

I would refer the hon. Lady to my reply to the right hon. Gentleman the Member for Kinross and West Perthshire (Sir Alec Douglas-Home) on 21st June and to my statement in the debate in the Aden Perim and Kuria Muria Islands Bill on 28th June. An enquiry is being made into these tragic events and I think it would be as well to await the outcome of that before adding to what has been said.—[Vol. 748, c. 1725; Vol. 749, c. 613.]