The direct cost to the Exchequer for the period from I.D.I. to 30th June is now estimated to be about £23 million.
With regard to the cost to the balance of payments, I would refer the hon. Gentleman to the Answer my right hon. Friend the Chancellor gave on 7th March and to that given by my right hon. Friend the Prime Minister on 16th March.—[Vol. 742, c. 1232–4; Vol. 743, c. 151–2.]