§ MR. SHAW LEFEVRE (Bradford-Central)
I beg to ask the First Lord of the Admiralty whether he can state what is the value of the victualling stores supplied from Ascension to the vessels of the West African Squadron during the last two years, or either of them?
§ *LORD G. HAMILTON
The value of the victualling stores supplied from Ascension to the ships on the West Coast, of Africa station amounted during the two years ended September 30,1889, to about £10,500, or an annual average sum of £5,250. This is exclusive of the value of the stores issued to the residents on the island, amounting to about £3,000 per annum.