§ MR. J. ELLIS (Nottingham, Rushcliffe)
I beg to ask the Under Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs what have been the total sums voted (including the purchase of the interests of any chartered company) or to be voted, up to 519 31st March 1899, in respect of the British Central African, East African, and Uganda Protectorates since their establishment; and what is the total sum advanced up to the 31st December 1898 in respect of any railways or other public works in these Protectorates, and on what terms as regards interest and repayment?
§ THE UNDER SECRETARY OF STATE FOR FOREIGN AFFAIRS (Mr. St. J. BRODRICK,) Surrey, Guildford
The grants-in-aid of the revenues of the Uganda Protectorate, including the Supplementary Vote before Parliament to the 31st of March 1899, amount to £621,000; for British East Africa, £406,675; for British Central Africa, £147,200; grant to British East Africa Company for surrender of its charter, and of the sale and cession of its property, assets and rights in East Africa, £50,000; Uganda Railway to 31st December 1898, £1,690,404. The terms as regards interest and repayment of sums borrowed are fixed by the Treasury under section 2 of the Uganda Railway Act 1896.