HC Deb 25 February 1931 vol 248 cc2110-1

asked the Under-Secretary of State for the Colonies which Crown Colonies or Pro- tectorates make an annual contribution towards Imperial defence, and the respective amounts so contributed?


As the answer is in tabular form and contains a number of figures, I will circulate it in the OFFICIAL RETORT.

Following is the answer:

The Colonies which make annual contributions towards the cost incurred by His Majesty's Government in the United Kingdom in providing for their defence and the equivalents in sterling of the sums provided in their Estimates for the current year are:

Bermuda 5,102
Ceylon 90,000
Cyprus 10,000
Hong Kong 458,495
Mauritius 57,865
Straits Settlements 466,667
Sierra Leone (shared with Gold Coast and Nigeria) 2,898