§ MR. COX (Preston)
To ask the Under-Secretary of State for the Colonies, if he can form any estimate of what portion of the grant in aid of the revenue of Nigeria is expended on the cost of the Northern Nigerian regiment.
(Answered by Mr. Churchill.) The total authorised expenditure of Northern Nigeria in the current financial year is £500,000, of which £156,600 is estimated to be spent on the Northern Nigerian regiment. The grant in aid is £315,000, so that the proportion of the grant to be expended on the regiment will be approximately £98,500, or about five-sixteenths of the total grant in aid.