§ MR. HICKS BEACH (Gloucestershire, Tewkesbury)
I beg to ask the Secretary of State for War whether, in view of the fact that a sum of approximately £35,000 will be saved on Army Votes in consequence of the withdrawal of the garrison from St. Helena, he will ask leave of the House to devote a portion of that sum to the relief of the inhabitants of the island.
§ MR. HALDANE
This is not a matter for my Department, but I may refer the hon. Member to the reply made to him on this subject by my hon. friend the Under-Secretary of State for the Colonies on Wednesday last as regards the views of the Government on the economic situation created by the withdrawal of the garrison.†
§ LORD BALCARRES (Lancashire, Chorley)
Cannot the right hon. Gentleman give some indication of how this money will be used?
§ LORD BALCARRES
Will not some of the money be released in the current year and not appear in next year's Estimates?