§ MR. EDMUND ROBERTSON (Dundee)
I beg to ask the Secretary of State for War whether he can now state approximately the total amount payable or paid to contractors in South Africa in connection with the war up to date.
§ MR. BRODRICK
As I have explained to the House on a previous occasion, this information can only be obtained by a very laborious process. A letter, however, was despatched to South Africa to inquire what informa- 1057 tion could be readily obtained and forwarded to the War Office.