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Emergency, Malaya (Cost)

Part of Oral Answers to Questions — Kenya – in the House of Commons at 12:00 am on 8th December 1954.

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Photo of Mr Henry Hopkinson Mr Henry Hopkinson , Taunton 12:00 am, 8th December 1954

Exact figures are not available but since 1949 excess in the cost of supplying and maintaining the external Forces in Malaya over the cost of their maintenance in their normal stations has been in the region of £35 million to £40 million. In addition, Her Majesty's Government have made special grants to the Government of the Federation of f14 million. The cost of the emergency in future years cannot be exactly forecast.