New Construction (British Empire and Japan).

Oral Answers to Questions — Royal Navy. – in the House of Commons on 6th May 1931.

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asked the First Lord of the Admiralty what has been the total expenditure on new construction for Japan and the British Empire respectively, for the period 1921–31, using sums voted for years where the actual expenditure it not yet known?

Mr. ALEXANDER:

With the hon. and gallant Member's permission I will circulate the figures in the OFFICIAL REPORT.

The reply is as follows:

The total expenditure on new construction (including armament) was:—

Great Britain:£
19215,003,512
19223,719,660
19235,533,370
19247,271,897
19258,208,980
19269,035,316
192711,176,527
192810,587,655
19298,288,220
1930*6,277,627 (a)
1931*5,972,406
* Estimates.
(a) Including Supplementary Estimates.
Canada:$
1928–29900,000
1929–301,700,000
includes re-vote of $800,000.
1930–31Not yet received.
Australia:£
1921–22326,149
1922–2350,000
1924–252,000,000
1925–261,500,000
1926–271,000,000
1927–282,900,000
None since 1928.
India:Rs.
1928–2910,67,000
1929–308,07,000
1930–3112,53,000
Japan:
Total votes for new construction (including armament).
Yen.
1920–21231,882,440
1921–22273,301,360
1922–23225,269,240
1923–24116,262,480
1924–2588,000,000
1925–2688,000,000
1926–2788,000,000
1927–2890,000,000
1928–2988,000,000
1929–3088,000,000
1930–3181,623,720

NOTE.—Money voted is always expended in the following if not in the current year.