§ Mr. Jackson
asked the Minister of State for Foreign Affairs what action has been taken to carry out Her Majesty's Government's decision, announced by the then Foreign Secretary on 15th July to participate in the North Atlantic Treaty Organisation scheme for defence aid to Greece.
§ Mr. George Thomson
Her Majesty's Government have informed the Greek Government that the United Kingdom contribution to North Atlantic Treaty Organisation defence aid for 1963 and 1964 will be a grant of £1 million in the form of non-military industrial goods. These goods will be disposed of by the Greek Government and the proceeds will go towards meeting the military expenditure incurred by Greece as a member of the North Atlantic Treaty Organisation.239W
In the event of any expenditure falling in the current financial year, Parliament will be asked to vote the amount by means of a Supplementary Estimate. In the meantime an advance will be obtained from the Civil Contingencies Fund as required.