Public Expenditure

Part of the debate – in the House of Commons at 12:00 am on 18th January 1968.

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Photo of Captain Walter Elliot Captain Walter Elliot , Carshalton 12:00 am, 18th January 1968

Has the hon. and learned Member ever considered that we are in those bases, not for the benefit of the indigenous inhabitants, not because we are shouldering the white man's burden, but purely for our own benefit? These are real and solid assets which are vital to the security of the country.