§ 121. Mr. T. Reid
asked the Secretary of State for War the average annual cost to the British taxpayer of the civil administration of British Somaliland during recent years.
§ Mr. Bellenger
The average annual excess of expenditure over revenue of the administration of British Somaliland, charged to His Majesty's Government, has been approximately £73,000 during the four years ended 31st March, 1946 Some particulars of the figures for the earlier years are given in Cmd. 6589.