§ MR. BUCHANAN (Aberdeenshire, E.)
I beg to ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what is the total amount of money spent on the South African War up to the most recent date.
§ THE CHANCELLOR OF THE EXCHEQUER (Sir M. HICKS BEACH,) Bristol, W.
It is impossible, as the hon. Member, no doubt, understands, to give any accurate or certain figure, but the War Office estimate the total expenditure up to date at about £42,000,000, exclusive of interest in respect of war debt.