§ MR. LAMBERT (Devonshire,) South Molton
To ask the Financial Secretary to the War Office if he will state the sums expended out of loans, apart from the Annual Estimates, since 1895, on military defensive works in the United Kingdom; and what sums are allocated for similar works in the future.
(Answered by Mr. Bromley Davenport.) The total expenditure on defence works at Home (inclusive of the Channel† (4) Debates, exlii., 420.22 Islands) under the Imperial Defence and Military Works Loans since April 1st, 1895, has amounted to about £1,600,000. The balance remaining for expenditure is estimated at £477,000, inclusive of amounts required for works in progress.