§ Mr. Geoffrey Johnson Smith
asked the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what is the estimated total cost to Her Majesty's Government of the talks on Rhodesia now being held in Geneva.
§ Mr. Rowlands
I cannot say at this stage what the total cost is likely to be; this will depend on the duration of the conference. In addition to meeting all the charges arising out of the administrative costs Her Majesty's Government are paying the equivalent of 12 economy-class air tickets from southern Africa to Geneva for each delegation, together with a total of 1,800 Swiss francs per day per delegation towards hotel expenses in Geneva. Parliamentary approval for this expenditure will be sought in a Supplementary Estimate.