§ Mr. Gallacher
asked the Secretary of State for War what has been the total cost of operations in Indonesia since August, 1945.461W
§ Mr. Lawson
The cost of the military and Air Forces stationed in Java and Sumatra since 17th August, 1945, to 31st:March, 1946, is very roughly£8,000,000. No appreciable extra naval expenditure has been directly incurred in connection with the Indonesian operations and the indirect extra expenditure due to the diversion of His Majesty's ships from other operations could not readily be evaluated.