HC Deb 10 March 1931 vol 249 cc1002-3W

asked the Secretary of State for War what military expenditure has been incurred at Singapore; what is the revised total estimate; and when the military works will be completed?


The answer to the first part of the question is that approximately £600,000 will have been spent on the military defences of the new Singapore Base by 31st March, 1931. As regards the second and third parts of the question, I would refer the hon. Gentleman to page 40 of the Summary of the Proceedings of the Imperial Conference (Cmd. 3717). All further expenditure on the military defence works is being postponed for five years in accordance with the recommendations referred to. In these circumstances no estimate of total cost or of the date of possible completion of the military defences can be given.

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