§ Mr. PARTINGTON
asked the Secretary of State for War if he can state the total cost of the British troops in South Africa for the years ending 31st March 1907 and 1908; and if any part of the cost was contributed by the South African Colonies?
§ Mr. HALDANE
Cost was, for
1906–7 £2,881,000 1907–8 £2,273,000
In 1906–7 the Orange River Colony paid £9,000 in respect of half the cost of a survey of the Colony, and Natal paid £5,333 (including an arrear payment of £1,333) in respect of the contribution of £4,000 a year payable until 31st March, 1907.