THE ZULU WAR—COLONIAL EXPENDITURE.
HC Deb 17 June 1880 vol 253
MR. E. N. FOWLER
Asked the Under Secretary of State for the Colonies, If he will state to the House the amount of the sum alluded to in Lord Kimberley's Despatch to Sir H. B. Frere, No. 4, where it is stated "that the war cost the Colony a great sum, which has been already paid?
MR. GRANT DUFF
Sir, the Colonial Budget for the current year shows that the total war expenditure paid by the Government of the Cape of Good Hope to March, 1880, has been as follows:—Raised by loan, £750,000; from current revenue, £715,000; total, £1,465,000. Further estimated payments expected to be brought to account to June 30, the end of the financial year, £20,000; total, £1,485,757.
SOUTH AFRICA—THE ZULU WAR (EXPENSES).
HC Deb 17 February 1881 vol 258
Asked Mr. Chancellor of the Exchequer, Whether Her Majesy's Government are now in a position to make a complete statement concerning the cost of the Zulu War, together with the proportion which the Governments of the South African Colonies 1079 have expressed their willingness to bear?
Sir, I am afraid I should be going beyond the limits of an answer were I to make a full statement of the financial liabilities incurred by this country in connection with South Africa. But, so far as the Zulu War is concerned, what I have to say is, that the estimate that was made last year by my right hon. Friend—rather, it was a statement, it was hardly an estimate— but it was a full estimate of the actual expense, which is likely to fall somewhat short of £5,000,000. Against this there is the sum of £250,000 expected to be paid by the Colony of Natal; but they will have to raise money by way of loan, which they have in contemplation. The other particulars of the financial state of South Africa had better be reserved until the time comes for making the Financial Statement.