• Short Summary

    THE BRITISH COMMONWEALTH SECRETARY MR. HERBERT BOWDEN IS IN MALTA TO DISCUSS THE POSSIBILITY OF?

  • Description

    THE BRITISH COMMONWEALTH SECRETARY MR. HERBERT BOWDEN IS IN MALTA TO DISCUSS THE POSSIBILITY OF REDUCING BRITAIN'S DEFENCE BILL FOR THE ISLAND.

    BRITAIN WANTS TO CUT DEFENCE SPENDING AND REDUCE ITS FORCES BUT THE MALTESE GOVERNMENT FEARS THIS WOULD CAUSE UNEMPLOYMENT TO RISE AND DAMAGE THE ECONOMY. MR. BOWDEN WHO IS ACCOMPANIED BY SIX OFFICIALS, IS SEEING THE MALTESE PRIME MINISTER MR. BORG OLIVIER AND THE LABOUR OPPOSITION LEADER, MR. DOM MINTOFF.

    THE BIGGEST EMPLOYER OF LABOUR IS THE FORMER NAVAL DOCKYARD. BUT IF BRITAIN CUTS ITS DEFENCE COSTS, AS MANY AS 15,000 PEOPLE ON THE ISLAND WOULD LOSE THEIR JOBS, ACCORDING TO MALTA'S MAIN UNION. THE BUDGET WOULD BE GBP4 MILLION IN DEFICIT, THE UNION ESTIMATES.

    MR BOWDEN WAS REPORTED YESTERDAY (THURSDAY) TO HAVE SAID THAT BRITAIN WOULD IMPOSE A CUT OF GBP8 MILLION ON ITS MALTA COSTS.

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    Film ID:
    VLVACYGFG8BZ5RO9F0BAA1GHDRZSO
    Media URN:
    VLVACYGFG8BZ5RO9F0BAA1GHDRZSO
    Group:
    Reuters - Incuding Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    13/01/1967
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:07:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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