HC Deb 14 April 1937 vol 322 cc1005-6
50. Mr. R. J. Taylor

asked the Minister for the Co-ordination of Defence what is the total cost to date of the fortification at Singapore; and how much of that amount was contributed by the respective Dominions?

Sir T. Inskip

The estimated expenditure to 31st March, 1937, is £11,972,000.

Dominion, Colonial and other contributions are as follow:—

New Zealand 1,000,000
Federated Malay States 2,000,000
Hong Kong 250,000
H.H. Sultan and State of Johore 500,000
Total £3,750,000

In addition the Government of Straits Settlements have provided over 3,000 acres of land.