§ GENERAL SIR GEORGE BALFOUR
asked for an assurance from Government that money advanced by authority of Parliament should not be spent until 1050 the people of Ceylon had made their proportionate contribution.
§ MR. W. H. SMITH
said, a promise had been given on a former occasion that no money voted by Parliament should be spent in Ceylon until Ceylon had spent a certain amount of her own money on the breakwater at Trincomalee. Instructions to that effect had been given to the Public Works Loan Commissioners, and he had every reason to believe that those instructions had been faithfully carried out. He would, however, make inquiries on the subject.