asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer the total costs and all expenditure, civil and military, incurred by His Majesty's Government in Palestine, Greece, Egypt, Austria and Germany, respectively, from June, 1946, to the latest date; and the total value of all loans, credits and gifts-in-kind to the same Governments over the same or approximate period.
Would not the Chancellor agree that when these figures are published, they will show that this country has had more than its fair share in financing the recovery of law and order abroad, and that the more publication these figures have in the United States of America, the better it would be?
If my hon. Friend had put the Question down a little sooner, giving a little more notice, I might have had the information for today, but it requires a lot of collation of information. Particularly, I would expect that the answer to the first part of the supplementary question would be, "Yes, we have done our best."