HC Deb 17 December 1908 vol 198 c2089

To ask the Under-Secretary of State for the Colonies whether the British Government has recently accepted plans for the building of a convent and schools in Singapore and have made a grant of £60,000 towards the cost of construction; and, if so, will he explain on whose representations and on what grounds such grant has been made.

(Answered by Colonel Seely.) I have no information as to any such proposal, but I may say at once that it is to the last degree unlikely that a grant of £60,000 would be recommended by the Governor of the Colony, and it certainly would not be approved by the Secretary of State.