HC Deb 17 February 1859 vol 152 c473

asked the Secretary of State for the Colonies when the Return, ordered last Session, of the cost of the several Colonies to the Imperial Exchequer will be laid upon the table of the House?


said, it was a Treasury question. Immediately after the Return was ordered circulars were sent to the different departments for information; but as the Address asked for a Return in a different form from what was usual, there was difficulty in getting the details. Two Returns had not been received, and one other required some alteration; but he hoped shortly to have them laid on the table.