HC Deb 02 March 1909 vol 1 c1391W

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?


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.