§ MR. CALDWELL (Lanarkshire, Mid)
I beg to ask the Secretary of State for the Colonies whether he can now state the total British costs arising out of the Venezuelan Arbitration, and whether it is proposed that these costs should be defrayed or reimbursed by British Guiana.
§ *MR. BRODRICK
Perhaps I may be allowed to answer this. The expenses incurred between 1895 and the present date amount to £65,625. There has never been any proposal that British Guiana should defray any part of the costs.