HC Deb 04 December 1946 vol 431 c105W
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.