§ 10. Sir D. Gammans
asked the Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs the total British commitment towards the cost of the Aswan Dam.
§ Mr. Selwyn Lloyd
The question of a British contribution towards the cost of the Aswan Dam is still under discussion and no final commitment has yet been made.
§ Sir D. Gammans
Can my right hon. and learned Friend say that any advances made to the Egyptian Government will come from their blocked sterling balances and will not affect in any way the amount of capital that we are able to invest in any part of the Commonwealth?
§ Mr. Shinwell
Will the Foreign Secretary give an assurance that, before any final commitment which may involve expenditure by Her Majesty's Government is made, the House might be consulted on the propriety of expenditure of this sort?