HC Deb 04 March 1870 vol 199 c1238

said, he wished to ask the Under Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs, The expense to which this Country has been put on account of the joint occupancy of the Island of St. Juan from 1859 to 1869?


said, in reply, that the last account of the expenses of our occupancy of the island of St. Juan were only made up to December, 1868, and therefore ranged from August, 1859, to the former period. The expense had been about £22,150 0s. 5d. That amount did not include the ordinary pay that our men would receive under any circumstances; and other charges connected with the occupancy—such as the salaries of magistrates and other civil and colonial expenses borne by the Army and Civil Service Estimates—were not included. He would suggest to the noble Lord to move for this information in the form of a Return.