§ MR. RUNCIMAN (Dewsbury)
To ask the Secretary of State for War what is the total number of British troops now stationed in South Africa; what is the total annual cost of these troops, and what contribution, if any, is made by the Colonial Governments to that cost.
(Answered by Mr. Secretary Arnold-Forster.) The total number of British troops in South Africa is 21,500, and their annual cost amounts to £3,100,000. No contribution is made by the Colonial Governments, except in the case of Natal, which pays £4,000 a year.