§ MR. MAGNIAC
asked the Under Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs, Whether it is still intended, as stated by him last Session, to defray the Charge involved in the acquisition of the Dutch Colony on the Guinea Coast out of the Funds of the British Settlements in Africa, or whether it will not be necessary to have recourse to the Imperial Treasury?
§ VISCOUNT ENFIELD
There is no question of resorting to the Imperial Treasury to defray the expenses of the transfer referred to by my hon. Friend. A sum has been fixed by the Convention for the purchase of the stores and fixtures in the forts, which is probably in excess of what will eventually be paid after their valuation.