§ Lieut. - Commander KENWORTHY
asked the Parliamentary Secretary to the Admiralty how much money has been spent by the Admiralty in the Island of Jamaica for oil fuel depots and other purposes since the Armistice; and how much is being spent during the present year?1852W
§ Mr. AMERY
The amount spent by the Admiralty in the Island of Jamaica in connection with oil-fuelling arrangements, and for other purposes, including the upkeep of the naval wireless telegraph station, is approximately £87,500, of which about £27,500 is in respect of the past year. The amount estimated to be spent in the present financial year is about £32,500, mainly capital expenditure in connection with the oil-fuel installation. Unless the naval wireless telegraph station is taken over by the Colonial Authorities, it will be reduced to care and maintenance party by the end of May.