HC Deb 04 August 1882 vol 273 cc750-1

asked, Whether, on the Civil Service Supplementary Estimates, the Government mean to take £90,000 as the Estimate for Cyprus; and, if so, why it has been so long delayed?


, in reply, said, the Estimate for the Island of Cyprus had been delayed, in order to arrive at a very exact estimate of the sum that would be required; but the difficulty experienced in ascertaining that precise amount was so great that he had now resolved that it should be delayed no longer. The Government had therefore put down £90,000 as the approximate sum required.