HC Deb 13 March 1923 vol 161 c1316W
Brigadier-General COLVIN

asked the Under-Secretary of State for the Colonies what was the cost of the military operations, including manæuvres and punitive expeditions in Tanganyika territory during 1919, 1920, and 1921; what was the expenditure on the police force during the same period; and whether the police are an armed force?


No military operations, punitive expeditions, or military manæuvres involving special expenditure, have taken place in the Tanganyika territory between 1919 and 1921. The Tanganyika territory police is an armed force, and the cost of the Police Department (including the cost of the Prisons Department with which it is combined) was as follows for the three years in question:

1919–1920 68,040
1920–1921 92,288
1921–1922 127,297