HC Deb 10 March 1938 vol 332 c2129W
Mr. Parker

asked the First Lord of the Admiralty the cost per head of the population of Great Britain for this year's Navy Estimates, and the cost per head in Australia, New Zealand, India, South Africa and Canada, respectively, for their contributions?

Mr. Shakespeare

Based on the latest census returns available, the cost per head of population of the provision made in the Navy Estimates for the current financial year, and that made for naval services in the Estimates of the several Dominions and India, respectively, is as follows:

  • Great Britain (including Northern Ireland)—£2 5s. 7d.
  • Commonwealth of Australia—10s. 10d.
  • New Zealand—9s.
  • India—Rupees 0.02.
  • Union of South Africa—5.4d.
  • Canada—$0.44.

I should add that the provision on which the figure for India is calculated includes a contribution of £100,000 towards the cost of ships in Indian waters, which will be remitted in future years.