§ MR. SYDNEY BUXTON
I beg to ask the Secretary of State for the Colonies what is the latest information he can give in regard to the financial position of the Transvaal; and what are the figures of actual revenue and expenditure of the current year up to date, and the estimated revenue and expenditure for the balance of the current year.
§ MR. LYTTELTON
The latest estimate for the current year ending 30th; June, was received by me in a telegram from Lord Milner, dated 4th June, and gives Transvaal revenue £4,430,000; Transvaal local expenditure, with Supplementary Estimates, £3,660,000; surplus £770,000. But this surplus is entirely 1219 absorbed by the deficit on the Intercolonial Budget. I have not the actual figures up to date; the financial position will be shown in greater detail in the Papers which I am presenting shortly.