Military Forces, Palestine (Cost)

Oral Answers to Questions — National Finance – in the House of Commons at 12:00 am on 20th January 1948.

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Photo of Mr Philip Piratin Mr Philip Piratin , Stepney Mile End 12:00 am, 20th January 1948

asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer the over-all cost of maintaining military forces and supplies in Palestine from August, 1945, to the nearest date.

Photo of Sir Stafford Cripps Sir Stafford Cripps , Bristol East

About £100 million, between 1st July, 1945, and 30th November, 1947.

Photo of Mr Philip Piratin Mr Philip Piratin , Stepney Mile End

In view of the present state of affairs in Palestine, and the waste of this very great sum of money, will the Chancellor assure the House that his weight will be used in the Cabinet to ensure that no future money shall be expended in other parts of the world, on similar catastrophes?