§ MR. REMNANT (Finsbury, Holborn)
I beg to ask the Secretary of State for War if he can state the value and description of the principal items of supplies and stores sent to South Africa in 1906 for the use or consumption of the military forces stationed there; and how much of these 208 were purchased in the United Kingdom and foreign countries respectively.
§ THE SECRETARY OF STATE FOR WAR (Mr. HALDANE,) Haddington
The following figures show the value of the principal supplies sent to South Africa for the year ending 31st March, 1906:—Purchased in the United Kingdom—provisions, £19,281; disinfectants, £157; fuel and light, £2,260; forage, £10,846. In addition to the above, £2,288 and £4,345 were expended in British Colonies and foreign countries respectively for preserved meat. As regards warlike stores sent to South Africa as distinguished from supplies, the value could perhaps be ascertained, but it would be impossible to trace their origin.
§ MR. REMNANT
I beg to ask the Secretary of State for War if he can state the value of the principal items of stores and supplies purchased in 1906 in South Africa for the use or consumption of the military forces stationed there; and how much of these stores or supplies were obtained in South Africa or were imported.
§ MR. HALDANE
These figures could only be obtained by a reference to South Africa. Their collection would, I am afraid, entail much labour.