§ MR. LAMBERT (Devonshire, South Molton)
I beg to ask the Secretary of State for War if he will state what is the amount already spent and estimated to be spent in building permanent accommodation for troops in South Africa.
§ MR. ARNOLD-FORSTER
The figures are as follows:—Actual expenditure out of Army Votes (up to 31st March, 1903), £1,028,000; estimated expenditure out of Military Works Loan, from 1st April, 1903, to 31st March, 1904, £1,230,000; from 1st April, 1904, to 31st March, 1905, £1,075,000. Total, £3,333,000. The above total will, it is anticipated, complete the permanent accommodation for the force to be maintained in South Africa. As a set off against the above total, there will be the amount to be realised by the sale of the main barracks at Capetown.