§ 9. Mr. HUNT
asked the Secretary of State for the Colonies whether the Federated Malay States have been forced to raise a large loan in London to pay for the "Dreadnought" given to this country on the suggestion of the chief secretary of the Malay States; and, if so, whether the Government intend to take any action in the matter?
As I informed the hon. Member for the Bridgeton Division of Glasgow on the 13th instant, the loan which the Federated Malay States propose to raise is to be applied to the construction of railways and other public works and for the purchase of lands and materials in connection therewith.