§ 27. Mr. Harold Davies
asked the Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs what the total contributions of Great Britain have been, to date, to the South-East Asia Treaty Organisation.
§ Mr. R. Allan
The total amount contributed by the United Kingdom to the budgets of the South-East Asia Treaty Organisation from 1st April, 1956, to 30th June, 1960, was £138,558.
§ Mr. Davies
Does that amount include, for instance, 5.5 million dollars scheduled by S.E.A.T.O. reports up to 1st October, 1958 for economic aid? Secondly, that amount obviously does not include the cost of contributions to the military exercises, six of which have taken place since 1954. Can we, therefore, have an accurate statement of our contributions, military and economic, say, in the OFFICIAL REPORT, in the near future?