§ MR. ALEXANDER CROSS
I beg to ask the Under Secretary of State for the Colonies whether he is aware that steps have recently been taken, by advertisement and otherwise, to increase the strength of the Swaziland Mounted Police Force; and whether any portion of the extra expense thus incurred will be paid by the Imperial Treasury, or out of the grant made by the Imperial 566 Treasury towards the expenses of ruling Swaziland?
§ MR. SYDNEY BUXTON
Her Majesty's Government some little time ago sanctioned an increase of 30 police in the strength of the Swaziland Mounted Police Force; they are not responsible for any part of the cost of these police after February 20 last, but they are responsible for a moiety of the cost up to that date. The cost will be met out of the South African Vote.