Oral Answers to Questions — Newfoundland.

– in the House of Commons on 29th November 1933.

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Photo of Mr Bertram Falle Mr Bertram Falle , Portsmouth North

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asked the Secretary of State for Dominions Affairs if he can state the amount spent annually by New- foundland in war pensions; and the amount borrowed by Newfoundland to assist this country during the War with men and arms?

The SECRETARY of STATE for DOMINION AFFAIRS (Mr. J. H. Thomas):

The Newfoundland Estimates for 1933–31 provide for the payment of $508,100 in war pensions. Apart from an advance of £400,000 from His Majesty's Government in the United Kingdom, the amount borrowed by the Government of Newfoundland for war purposes was approximately $13,000,000.