HC Deb 13 November 1906 vol 164 c1286
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.


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?


It will appear when the Estimates are framed.


Will not some of the money be released in the current year and not appear in next year's Estimates?


A very small part only.