§ MR. HENNIKER HEATON (Canterbury)
I beg to ask the Secretary of State for the Colonies whether the amount to be paid by Mauritius towards the maintenance of a military force in 1043 that island has been settled; what is the amount; whether the amounts to be paid by Singapore and Hong Kong as their military contributions have been settled; and if he can state the amounts so to be paid annually by each of the colonies concerned?
§ THE SECRETARY OF STATE FOR THE COLONIES (Mr. J. CHAMBERLAIN,) Birmingham, W.
The amount to be paid by the Straits Settlements and Hong Kong this year will be 685,000dls. and 388,000dls. respectively; the amount to be paid by Mauritius is not yet definitely settled. ["Hear, hear!"]