§ MR. RUNCIMAN
To ask the Secretary of State for War what number of British troops are stationed at Esquimault and Halifax, Nova Scotia, or at other Canadian ports; what is the annual cost of these troops, and what contribution, if any, to that cost is made by the Canadian Government.
(Answered by Mr. Secretary Arnold-Forster.) There are 362 British troops stationed at Esquimault. Their annual cost (including non-effective charges) is about £44,200, and of this sum half (£22,100) is paid as a contribution by the Canadian Government. There are 1,785 British troops stationed at Halifax, Nova Scotia. Their annual cost (including non-effective charges) is about £205,000. No contribution is made in respect of these troops.