HC Deb 10 July 1903 vol 125 cc1142-3

I beg to ask the Secretary to the Admiralty if †See (4) Debates, cxxiv., 59. he will state whether the branch of the Royal Naval Reserve consisting of twenty-five officers and 700 men is to be paid out of the £200,000 contribution to be furnished by Australia; and also if the Australian rate of pay to be paid to 1,600 Australians is provided from the same source.


These expenses will form part of the total cost of maintenance of the naval force on the Australian Station, and therefore will be defrayed from the colonial contributions to the extent mentioned in my previous reply.