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British Guiana (Garrison Costs)

Volume 523: debated on Monday 1 February 1954

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asked the Secretary of State for War the total cost of sending soldiers to British Guiana and maintaining them there up to 31st December; and what is his estimate of the weekly expenditure likely to be incurred in the current year.

The extra cost up to 31st December, 1953, including the cost of movement, has been about £100,000. The extra cost of maintenance is about £2,000 a week, and this will continue while the present garrison remains there.