§ GENERAL SIR GEORGE BALFOUR
asked Mr. Chancellor of the Exchequer, If he will cause to be prepared an approximate Statement of the Imperial Military Expenditure yearly incurred at the Cape and adjoining Territories from the date Lord Glenelg began to exercise an active control over the native affairs, adding, if available, the Colonial or Local Military Expenditure directly borne by the people of the several Territories, also the amounts contributed in aid of the money burdens which the people of the United Kingdom have borne for the acquisition and maintenance of these African lands?
§ THE CHANCELLOR OF THE EXCHEQUER
I am not sure that it would be possible to give all the information asked for by the hon. and gallant Member; but if it were possible, certainly it would be very expensive, and it would take a very long time; and 1 do not think that any result could be expected from it that would be equivalent to the expense.