HC Deb 25 June 1941 vol 372 cc1071-2W
Mr. Creech Jones

asked the Undersecretary of State for the Colonies the money gifts which have been made, or promised, by the British dependencies, as contributions to the war effort from their own revenue or reserves?

Mr. George Hall

The list of Colonial Government money gifts is as follows:

Bahamas 22,000
Barbados 125,000
Bermuda 85,000
Ceylon 377,625
Cyprus 1,000
Falkland Islands 50,000
Gold Coast 108,000
Grenada 15,000
Hong Kong 775,000
Kenya-Uganda Railways and Harbours Administration 550,000
St. Kitts 10,000
Straits Settlements 5,296,248
Federated Malay States 4,263,020
Unfederated Malay States 404,076
Mauritius 190,250
Nigeria 100,000
North Borneo 5,000
Northern Rhodesia 438,000
Nyasaland 117,000
Sarawak 291,665
Seychelles 3,550
Sierra Leone 100,500
Tanganyika Territory 200,000
Tonga 5,000
Trinidad 625,000
Uganda 175,100
Zanzibar 20,000
£ 14,353,034

This statement does not include:

  1. (a)interest free loans to His Majesty's Government from Colonial reserves amounting to more than £1,800,000; or the liability undertaken by many Colonial Governments for the payment of interest on loans to His Majesty's Government raised by public subscriptions;
  2. (b)substantial new undertakings on the part of some Colonial Governments, and substantially increased under takings on the part of others, in respect of defence measures, as the amounts involved cannot yet be precisely stated.