§ 52. Mr. BOYCE
asked the Under-Secretary of State for the Colonies why the former Government House at Spanish Town, Jamaica, commonly called Old King's House, is still un-restored; when action will be taken by the Government of Jamaica to ensure the preservation of this historical monument; and what is the amount of the recent Budget surplus in Jamaica?
§ Mr. LUNN
My Noble Friend has addressed inquiries on this subject to the Governor of Jamaica. Pending the receipt of his reply, I am not in a position to answer the first and second parts of the hon. Member's question. The financial year 1928–29 closed with an estimated deficit on the year's working of £152,866. During the current year, expenditure is anticipated to exceed revenue by £101,692. These deficits are being met from the previously accumulated surpluses of the Colony.