MR. E. N. FOWLER
asked the Under Secretary of State for the Colonies, If he will state to the House the amount of the sum alluded to in Lord Kimberley's Despatch to Sir H. B. Frere, No. 4, where it is stated "that the war cost the Colony a great sum, which has been already paid?
MR. GRANT DUFF
Sir, the Colonial Budget for the current year shows that the total war expenditure paid by the Government of the Cape of Good Hope to March, 1880, has been as follows:—Raised by loan, £750,000; from current revenue, £715,000; total, £1,465,000. Further estimated payments expected to be brought to account to June 30, the end of the financial year, £20,000; total, £1,485,757.