§ MR. ALFRED DAVIES (Camarthen Boroughs)
I beg to ask the Secretary of State for the Colonies if he will state the cause and give particulars of the increase of £1,266,000 in the revenue of the Cape Colony for the nine months ending 31st March, 1901;and will he say what amount that Colony has spent and is spending on the war, and if it is charged to their Revenue Account.
§ MR. J. CHAMBERLAIN
The increase was principally under the heads of Customs and Railway Receipts, the increase in Customs being £427,000, and in Railway Receipts £653,000. I am not in possession of the figures and cannot say how far it is charged to Revenue.