HC Deb 23 February 1891 vol 350 cc1357-8
MR. SHAW LEFEVRE (Bradford, Central)

I beg to ask the Secretary of State for War what is the estimated expenditure, for the year 1891–2, for fortifications under "The Imperial Defence Act, 1888," for armaments under the same Act, and for barracks and the purchase of land for the same under "The Barracks Act, 1890"?


The estimated expenditure for the year 1891–92 under the Imperial Defence Act of 1888 is for fortifications alone £600,000, and for armaments £210,000. It is quite impossible at present to indicate even approximately the amount which will be spent under the Barracks Loan Act during the coming year. Much will depend on the weather and progress made with plans. But I hope that a considerable amount of work will be carried on.