HC Deb 16 May 1906 vol 157 c471

I beg to ask the Undersecretary of State for the Colonies what is the annual cost charged upon Votes submitted to Parliament for the Military Forces stationed in the West African Colonies.


So far as Colonial troops are concerned, there is no charge upon Votes of Parliament for military forces in the West African Colonies, except that indirectly a portion of the cost of the Northern Nigeria Regiment is defrayed by means of the grant in aid of the revenue of Northern Nigeria. As to the cost of the Imperial troops stationed in Sierra Leone, I must refer the hon. Member to the War Office.