§ MR. HAROLD COX (Preston)
To ask the Under-Secretary of State for the Colonies what is the total salary paid to Lord Selborne, and how much of that salary is paid by the taxpayers of the United Kingdom; and whether any other contributions are made out of the Exchequer of the United Kingdom to the civil expenditure of the South African Colonies.
(Answered by Mr. Churchill). Lord Selborne's total salary is at the rate of £11,000 per annum, of which £3,000 per annum is paid to him as High Commissioner for South Africa from Imperial funds. Other contributions from Imperial funds to civil expenditure in the South African Colonies are estimated to be as follows in the current financial year:—High Commission expenses, £6,400; Southern Rhodesia Resident Commissioner £2,700; Bechuanaland Protectorate, grant in aid of deficiency of revenue, £36,000.