Colonial Empire (War Gifts).

Oral Answers to Questions — Ministry of Information. – in the House of Commons on 24th July 1940.

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Mr. Creech Jones:

asked the Under-Secretary of State for the Colonies whether he will publish as a White Paper the contributions which have been made by the Colonial Empire towards the war effort, including contributions of money, aircraft, Red Cross, etc.?

Photo of Mr George Hall Mr George Hall , Merthyr Tydfil Aberdare

Since the outbreak of war a large number of generous and valuable gifts, both in cash and in kind, have been made by Colonial Governments, and private individuals and organisations, both to His Majesty's Government for the prosecution of the war and to various war charities. The cash gifts, including loans free of interest, but not including gifts in kind, amount to over £9,250,000. The list of these gifts is a very long one and, with my hon. Friend's permission, I will accordingly circulate it in the OFFICIAL REPORT.

Photo of Mr Aneurin Bevan Mr Aneurin Bevan , Ebbw Vale

Is it the case that some of the Colonies have declared that they no longer need the money which has been provided for the Colonial Development Fund?

Photo of Mr George Hall Mr George Hall , Merthyr Tydfil Aberdare

No, Sir, that is not quite so. Some of the Colonies say that they will not proceed with any development which will entitle them to make application for a grant during the period of the war.

MONETARY AND OTHER GIFTS MADE BY COLONIAL GOVERNMENTS, NATIVE RULERS, VARIOUS BODIES AND INDIVIDUALS IN THE COLONIAL EMPIRE TO HIS MAJESTY'S GOVERNMENT AND ORGANISATIONS DURING THE WAR.
3rd SEPTEMBER, 1939–17th JULY, 1940.
ADEN.
From His Highness the Sultan of Mukalla to His Majesty's Government for the prosecution of the war (September, 1939)Rs. 20,000 (£1,500)
From His Highness the Sultan of Lahej to His Majesty's Government for the prosecution of the war (December, 1939)Rs. 13,500 (£1,012 10s.)
£s.d.
Privately subscribed to the British Red Cross and St. John Fund254150
Privately subscribed to King George's Fund for Sailors10000
BAHAMAS.
From the Government of Bahamas to His Majesty's Government for the prosecution of the war (September, 1939, and January, 1940)22,00000
From Sir Harry and Lady Oakes of Nassau, to His Majesty's Government for the purchase of a fighter aircraft5,00000
Privately subscribed to the British Red Cross and St. John Fund14,51000
Privately subscribed to King George's Fund for Sailors1,44400
From a local Citizens' Committee:
600 gallons of preserves and 750 gallons of lime juice
to His Majesty's Government as a contribution to supplies in the United Kingdom.
From the Bahamas Red Cross Society (through the West India Committee) to the Central Hospital Supply Service and His Majesty's Forces:
78 consignments of hospital supplies.
68 consignment of hospital supplies and knitted comforts.

Photo of Mr Aneurin Bevan Mr Aneurin Bevan , Ebbw Vale

Does that mean that native populations will not get the benefit of that development?

Following is the list:

BARBADOS.
£s.d.
From the Government of Barbados to His Majesty's Government for the prosecution of the war (October, 1939)25,00000
From the Government of Barbados to His Majesty's Government for the prosecution of the war (June, 1940)100,00000
A fund called "Win the War" has been opened and voluntary subscriptions exceed (June, 1940)12,00000
Privately subscribed to the British Red Cross and St. John Fund91568
Privately subscribed to King George's Fund for Sailors30000
From Barbados Voluntary War Workers (through the West India Committee) to the Central Hospital Supply Service and His Majesty's Forces:
9 cases of hospital supplies and knitted comforts.
From the Barbados Produce Exporters Association to His Majesty's Canadian Forces:
100 barrels of Molasses.
BERMUDA.
From an Englishman settled in Bermuda, to the local Government for the prosecution of the war (March, 1940)10,00000
From the Government of Bermuda to His Majesty's Government for the prosecution of the war (May, 1940)40,00000
From the Corporation of the City of Hamilton to His Majesty's Government for the prosecution of the war (June, 1940)1,00000
Privately subscribed to the Bermuda War Fund (up to 8th June, 1940)11,00000
Privately subscribed at an Empire Fete in April, 1940. (£1,100 has been spent on the purchase of ambulances for service in France)3,396711
BERMUDA—cont.
£s.d.
Privately subscribed to St. Dunstan's10000
1,500 tons of scrap metal have been shipped to the United Kingdom.
Privately subscribed to the British Red Cross Society by Mr. and Mrs. Gibbons and members of Gibbons Company of Bermuda, for the purchase of 5 military ambulances (June, 1940)2,75000
Privately subscribed to the British Red Cross and St. John Fund1,36700
BRITISH GUIANA.
From Mr. Boodhoo, an East Indian rice grower at Demerara, to His Majesty's Forces:
5,000 pounds of rice (25 bags).
From Mr. R. G. Humphrey:
A collection of old gold coins and a gold snuff box.
Proceeds of sale to be devoted to the British Red Cross and St. John Fund.
Privately subscribed to the British Red Cross and St. John Fund6,01000
Privately subscribed to His Majesty's Government through a local committee formed in June, 1940, to raise funds for the purchase of military aircraft40,00000
BRITISH HONDURAS.
Privately subscribed to the British Red Cross and St. John Fund1,00000
From local organisations (through the West India Committee) to the Central Hospital Supply Service and His Majesty's Forces:—
2 cases of hospital supplies and knitted comforts.
CEYLON.
From the Government of Ceylon to His Majesty's Government for the purchase of aircraft (June, 1940)Rs. 5,000,000 (£375,000)
£s.d.
From the "Uva Club" and "New Zealander" through the "Times of Ceylon" to His Majesty's Government for the prosecution of the war107136
CEYLON—cont.
£s.d.
From Mr. and Mrs. L. W. F. de Saram of Ceylon, two gifts of £5,000 each to His Majesty's Government for the purchase of aircraft (June-July, 1940)10,00000
Privately subscribed to His Majesty's Government through the "Times of Ceylon" for the purchase of fighter aircraft (June, 1940) 30,00000
From the Colombo Municipal Council to His Majesty's Government for the prosecution of the war (July, 1940)15,00000
Privately subscribed to the British Red Cross and St. John Fund13,50500
Privately subscribed to King George's Fund for Sailors23900
Privately subscribed to the Shipwrecked Fishermen and Mariners' Royal Benevolent Society:—
Through the Nuwara Eliya Golf Club6000
Through the Irish Association of Ceylon3885
From the Hospital Supply Association, Ceylon, to the Central Hospital Supply Service, London:—
Garments, etc. (1,376).
Bandages and surgeons' masks, etc. (836).
Swabs (1,167).
CYPRUS.
Privately subscribed to His Majesty's Government through the "Cyprus Fighter Plane Fund" inaugurated by the "Cyprus Post" in June, 19401,25000
Privately subscribed to the British Red Cross and St. John Fund3,50000
From Mr. N. Phylactou to a charity connected with the Royal Air Force200
From Mr. C. Haggipavlou, O.B.E., Mayor of Limassol, to the family of the first British soldier killed in France1000
FALKLAND ISLANDS.
From the Government of the Falkland Islands to His Majesty's Government for the purchase of aircraft (June, 1940)50,00000
Privately subscribed to the British Red Cross and St. John Fund1,17500
FIJI.
From the Colonial Sugar Refining Company to the Government of Fiji for the prosecution of the war (November, 1939)2,50000
FIJI—cont.
The Colonial Sugar Refining Company have leased to the Crown for 99 years freehold land, for use as an aircraft landing ground, at a peppercorn rental (December, 1939).
Privately subscribed to His Majesty's Government through local fund, inaugurated on 9th July, for the purchase of military aircraft£ 45,000 (Fiji) = (£40,540 10s. 9d.)
£s.d.
Privately subscribed to the British Red Cross and St. John Fund5,044157
The sum of £100 has been returned to New Zealand for the Red Cross appeal by 600 lepers at Makogia, Fiji. (This sum is half of the amount which was collected in the Dominion for the lepers)10000
GAMBIA.
Privately subscribed to:—
British Red Cross and St. John Fund3000
King George's Fund for Sailors15000
GIBRALTAR.
Privately subscribed through a committee of local citizens to His Majesty's Government for the prosecution of the war (January-March, 1940)30,00708
Privately subscribed to the British Red Cross and St. John Fund1,117183
GOLD COAST.
From the Government of the Gold Coast to the "Gold Coast Fund for War Charities"4,00000
From the "Gold Coast Fund for War Charities" to:—
British Red Cross and St. John Fund6,00000
Other charities (details not available)1,13396
From the Government of the Gold Coast to His Majesty's Government for the purchase of bomber and fighter aircraft (June, 1940) 100,00000
From the Government of the Gold Coast to His Majesty's Government for the purchase of bomber and fighter aircraft—Loan of £500,000 for the duration of the war, free of interest (June, 1940).
From the "Gold Coast Spitfire Fund" (inaugurated in June, 1940) to His Majesty's Government for the purchase of aircraft20,00000
GOLD COAST—cont.
£s.d.
From three West Indian residents in the Gold Coast (Mr. G. A. Busby of Suhum, Dr. R. A. Hoyte of Nsawam, and Mr. G. Francois of Tafo—£100 each) to His Majesty's Government for the prosecution of the war (July. 1940)30000
Privately subscribed to the British Red Cross and St. John Fund through the British Red Cross Society, Accra19050
HONG KONG.
From the Government of Hong Kong to His Majesty's Government for the provision of 4 mine-sweeping vessels which are being built in Hong Kong$5,000,000 (£375,000)
£s.d.
From the Government of Hong Kong to His Majesty's Government for the prosecution of the war (March, 1940)100,00000
From the Government of Hong Kong to His Majesty's Government for the prosecution of the war (June, 1940)100,00000
Privately subscribed to His Majesty's Government through the "South China Morning Post" and the "Hong Kong Telegraph" for the purchase of aircraft (June-July, 1940)80,35000
From Sir Robert Ho Tung to His Majesty's Government—Loan of £10,000 for 2 years free of interest (November, 1939).
Privately subscribed to the British Red Cross and St. John Fund20,2341210
JAMAICA.
Privately subscribed through the Jamaica Central War Assistance Committee to:
The British Red Cross and St. John Fund31,005163
Y.M.C.A. War Service Fund50000
King George's Fund for Sailors5,10000
From the Jamaica Central War Assistance Committee (through the West India Committee) to the Central Hospital Supply Service and His Majesty's Forces:
31 cases of hospital supplies.
JAMAICA—cont.
£s.d.
2 cases of hospital supplies and knitted comforts.
5 cases of knitted comforts.
6,000 cases of Citrus:
3,154 cases to the British Expeditionary Force).
1,639 cases to the Royal Navy.
1,207 cases to the Royal Air Force.
8 cases of Preserves (to the British Expeditionary Force).
3 cases of Confectionery.
202 barrels of Coffee (to British Expeditionary Force, Royal Navy and Royal Air Force).
1,680 cases of Rum (12 bottles each = 20,160 bottles) to His Majesty's Forces.
Collected by the children of Jamaica on the occasion of the anniversary of the birthday of Her Royal Highness Princess Elizabeth as a donation to a war charity in which the Princess is interested10000
Privately subscribed to the British Red Cross and St. John Fund16978
From Dr. Sinclair (through the West India Committee) to His Majesty's Forces:
228 packets of Kentucky Tobacco.
From Messrs. H. O. Merren and Company of Georgetown, Grand Cayman, to the Royal Navy:
50 live Turtles.
Privately subscribed to His Majesty's Government through "The Gleaner" for the purchase of bombing planes (June-July, 1940)25,00000
KENYA.
From Sheikh Sir Aid bin Salim, K.B.E., C.M.G., to the Admiralty for the purchase of Christmas presents for children of naval personnel who had lost their lives in the present war (December, 1939) 20000
KENYA—cont.
£s.d.
Privately subscribed to the British Red Cross and St. John Fund2,03420
Privately subscribed through the Kenya War Welfare Fund to:
British Red Cross and St. John Fund2,00000
King George's Fund for Sailors1,00000
Royal Naval Benevolent Fund25000
Royal Air Force Benevolent Fund30000
Royal National Lifeboat Institution35000
St. Dunstan's40000
Church Army12500
Salvation Army12500
Young Men's Christian Association12500
Missions to Seamen5000
From sub-Assistant Surgeon Gur Bux Singh, Kenya Medical Department, to the Royal Naval Benevolent Trust for the relief of families of those lost in British submarines500
From the Swahili Community at Eldama Ravine, Kenya, to His Majesty's Government for the prosecution of the war1120
Privately subscribed to His Majesty's Government through the Kenya Central War Fund inaugurated in June, 1940, to further the successful prosecution of the war (first instalment July, 1940)10,00000
From the Kenya—Uganda Railway and Harbour Administration to His Majesty's Government—Loan of £100,000 for the duration of the war, free of interest (July, 1940).
LEEWARD ISLANDS.
Antigua.
Privately subscribed to the British Red Cross and St. John Fund5200
From local organisations (through the West India Committee) to the Central Hospital Supply Service:—
7 consignments of hospital supplies.
Montserat.
From the Hon. H. A. Howes (through the West India Committee) to the Central Hospital Supply Service:—
480 lbs. of cotton for Red Cross pillows.
LEEWARD ISLANDS—cont.
St. Kitts.
£.s.d.
Privately subscribed to:—
The British Red Cross and St. John Fund228128
The Red Cross Ambulance Fund1,20000
From local organisations (through the West India Committee) to the Central Hospital Supply Service:—
2 cases of hospital supplies.
Virgin Islands.
Privately subscribed to the British Red Cross and St. John Fund1500
MALAYA.
Privately subscribed through the Malaya Patriotic Fund to:—
1. British Red Cross and St. John Fund95,50000
2. French Red Cross5,00000
3. Y.M.C.A. for the provision of vans and huts5,00000
4. Y.M.C.A10,00000
5. Shipwrecked Mariners' Society12,50000
6. Shipwrecked Mariners' Society, for the benefit of members of the Mercantile Marine who have suffered loss or injury by torpedo, gunfire, mine or aerial attack5,00000
7. Admiralty, for the benefit of members of the Royal Navy who have suffered similarly5,00000
8. Soldiers', Sailors' and Airmen's Families Association15,00000
9. Incorporated Soldiers', Sailors' Help Society10,00000
10. St. Dunstan's10,00000
11. The Salvation Army15,00000
12. Navy League Comforts Supply5,00000
13. Comforts for Officers and Men of the Royal Navy, including Drifters, Minesweepers, Trawlers, and other small vessels4,00000
14. Overseas League Tobacco Fund3,50000
Privately subscribed to the British Red Cross and St. John Fund46169
STRAITS SETTLEMENTS.
£s.d.
From the Government of the Straits Settlements to His Majesty's Government towards the cost of Imperial Defence (September, 1939)1,000,00000
From the Government of the Straits Settlements to His Majesty's Government for the prosecution of the war (February, 1940)1,000,00000
From Captain H. J. Abbey, Singapore, to His Majesty's Government—Loan of £5,000 for the duration of the war, free of interest (May, 1940).
From Messrs. N. Reuben & Company, Limited, Singapore, to His Majesty's Government for the prosecution of the war (May, 1940)1,00000
From Mr. Yeap Chor Ee, a resident in Penang, to His Majesty's Government for the prosecution of the war (May, 1940)1,50000
From a resident in Singapore, who desires to remain anonymous, to His Majesty's Government for the prosecution of the war (May, 1940)8730
From Mr. T. M. Winsley, a resident in Singapore, to His Majesty's Government for the prosecution of the war (May, 1940)5000
From Mr. Khoo Sian Ewe, a resident in Penang, to His Majesty's Government for the prosecution of the war (June, 1940)1,00000
Privately subscribed to His Majesty's Government through the "Straits Settlements War Fund" inaugurated in June, 1940, by the "Straits Times" and the "Straits Echo," for the purchase of aircraft250,00000
The Singapore Harbour Board are constructing two patrol vessels to be presented as free gifts to the Royal Navy (June, 1940).
From the Penang (George Town) Municipal Commissioners to His Majesty's Government for the prosecution of the war (July, 1940)35,00000
From the Singapore Chamber of Commerce to His Majesty's Government for the prosecution of the war (July, 1940)11,731155
FEDERATED MALAY STATES.
From Their Highnesses the Rulers of the Federated Malay States to His Majesty's Government towards cost of Imperial Defence (September, 1939)$4,000,000 (£466,666 13 4)
£s.d.
From Their Highnesses the Rulers of the Federated Malay States to His Majesty's Government for the prosecution of the war (February, 1940)1,000,00000
From Mr. P. P'chient, a Chinese resident in the State of Negri Sembilan to His Majesty's Government. Loan of $100,000 (£11,666 13s, 4d.) for duration of war, free of interest (March, 1940).
From His Highness the Sultan of Perak to His Majesty's Government. Loan of $50,000 (£5,833 6s. 8d.) for duration of war, free of interest (April, 1940).
From His Highness the Sultan of Selangor on the anniversary of his birthday as a personal war contribution to His Majesty's Government (13th May, 1940)1,00000
From an Asiatic resident in Kuala Lumpur, who wishes to remain anonymous, to His Majesty's Government for the prosecution of the war, and as a token of appreciation of the Premier's leadership (May, 1940)$10,000 (£1,166 13s. 4d.)
£s.d.
From Mrs. Loke Yew (£2,000) and her son Mr. Loke Wan Tho (£10,000), Chinese residents in Kuala Lumpur, to His Majesty's Government for the prosecution of the war (May, 1940)2,00000
10,00000
From a British resident in the Federated Malay States who wishes to remain anonymous, to His Majesty's Government. Loan of $25,000 (£2,916 13s. 4d.) free of interest for the period lasting until one year after the cessation of hostilities with Germany (May, 1940).
From Mr. M. C. Hay, a resident in the Federated Malay States to His Majesty's Government for the prosecution of the war (May, 1940)10000
FEDERATED MALAY SCATES—cont.
£s.d
Privately subscribed to His Majesty's Government through the Federated Malay States War Fund inaugurated in June, 1940, by the "Malay Mail" for the purchase of aircraft55,00000
From Harban Singh, F.M.S., to His Majesty's Government. Loan of $2,000 (£233 6s. 8d.) for the duration of the war, free of interest.
UNFEDERATED MALAY STATES.
Brunei.
From His Highness the Sultan of Brunei to His Majesty's Government towards the cost of Imperial Defence (September, 1939)$100,000 (£11,666 13s. 4d.)
From His Highness the Sultan of Brunei to His Majesty's Government for the prosecution of the war (March, 1940)$100,000 (£11,666 13s. 4d.)
Johore.
£s.d.
From His Highness the Sultan of Johore as a contribution by the State of Johore to His Majesty's Government for the prosecution of the war (June, 1940)250,00000
From Dr. Crawford, Muar, Johore, to His Majesty's Government for the prosecution of the war (May,1940)1,00000
Kedah.
From His Highness the Regent on behalf of the Government of Kedah to His Majesty's Government for the prosecution of the war (October, 1939)$1,000,000 (£116,666 13s. 4d.)
Kelantan.
From His Highness the Sultan of Kelantan on behalf of the Government of Kelantan to His Majesty's Government towards cost of Imperial Defence (September,1939)$100,000 (£11,666 13s. 4d.)
From His Highness the Sultan of Kelantan on behalf of the Government of Kelantan to His Majesty's Government for the prosecution of the war (June, 1940)$100,000 (£11,666 13s. 4d.)
UNFEDERATED MALAY STATES—cont.
Perils.
From His Highness the Raja of Perlis on behalf of the Government of Perlis to His Majesty's Government towards the cost of Imperial Defence (September, 1939)$25,000 (£2,916 13s. 4d.)
From His Highness the Raja of Perlis as a contribution from his State to His Majesty's Government for the prosecution of the war (February, 1940)$50,000 (£5,833 6s. 8d.)
From His Highness the Raja of Perlis, on the occasion of the anniversary of his birthday, as a contribution from his State to His Majesty's Government for the prosecution of the war (June, 1940)$100,000 (£11,666 13s. 4d.)
Trengganu.
From His Highness the Sultan of Trengganu to His Majesty's Government towards cost of Imperial Defence (September, 1939)$50,000 (£5,833 6s. 8d.)
From His Highness the Sultan of Trengganu to His Majesty's Government for the prosecution of the war (May, 1940)$50,000 (£5,833 6s. 8d.)
MALTA.
£s.d
Privately subscribed to the British Red Cross and St. John Fund7463
MAURITIUS.
From the Government of Mauritius to His Majesty's Government—the cost of an aircraft (December, 1939).
From the Government of Mauritius to the British Red Cross and St. John Fund (December, 1939)2,00000
From the Government of Mauritius on the celebration of Empire Day, to His Majesty's Government for the prosecution of the war (May, 1940)Rs.180,000 (£13,000)
From the Government of Mauritius to His Majesty's Government for the prosecution of the war (June, 1940)Rs.2,000,000 (£150,000)
MAURITIUS—cont.
Privately subscribed to His Majesty's Government through a fund inaugurated by the Mauritius Press Association in June, 1940, to further the successful prosecution of the warRs. 382,296 (£28,672 4s.)
£s.d.
Privately subscribed to the British Red Cross and St. John Fund1,00000
NIGERIA.
From the Government of Nigeria to His Majesty's Government for the prosecution of the war (July, 1940)100,00000
Privately subscribed to His Majesty's Government through the Nigeria "Win the War Fund" for the purchase of military aircraft (July, 1940)10,00000
Privately subscribed through the Nigerian War Relief Fund to:—
The British Red Cross and St. John Fund15,0271311
The Polish Relief Fund4,50000
King George's Fund for Sailors5,50000
St. Dunstan's2,00000
Finnish Relief Fund2,00000
Shipwrecked Fishermen and Mariners' Royal Benevolent Society2,00000
The Chiefs of the Northern Province are to make voluntary monthly contributions of 5 per cent. of their salaries to the Government to help meet war expenditure.
An offer by the Oron Native Administration in Calabar Province to contribute £200 towards the cost of the war was declined in view of the local financial situation.
NORTH BORNEO.
From the North Borneo War Relief Fund to war charities in England1,00000
Privately subscribed to the British Red Cross and St. John Fund1,80500
NORTHERN RHODESIA.
From the Government of Northern Rhodesia to His Majesty's Government for the prosecution of the war (May, 1940)200,00000
Privately subscribed to the British Red Cross and St. John Fund2,61459
NORTHERN RHODESIA—cont.
£s.d.
Privately subscribed to the British Red Cross and St. John Fund by the native employés of the Globe and Phoenix Gold Mining Company in Northern Rhodesia6500
Privately subscribed to King George's Fund for Sailors66000
NYASALAND.
From the Government of Nyasaland to His Majesty's Government for the prosecution of the war (June, 1940)20,00000
From the Government of Nyasaland to His Majesty's Government for the purchase of military aircraft32,85000
Privately subscribed to:
The British Red Cross and St. John Fund2,40000
King George's Fund for Sailors40000
PALESTINE.
Privately subscribed to the British Red Cross and St. John Fund10174
From Mr. M. Neviasski to His Majesty's Government towards cost of British Forces in Palestine900
ST. HELENA.
Balance of gift made to St. Helena by the British Red Cross Society in 1920 has been returned to the society139100
Ascension Island.
Privately subscribed to the British Red Cross and St. John Fund900
SARAWAK.
From His Highness the Rajah of Sarawak to His Majesty's Government for the prosecution of the war—Securities to the par value of $1,000,000 = Sterling value about (October, 1939)116,66600
From His Highness the Rajah of Sarawak to His Majesty's Government for the prosecution of the war (June, 1940)$500,000 (£58,333 6s. 8d.)
Privately subscribed to His Majesty's Government through a local fund inaugurated to further the prosecution of the war (June, 1940)$40,000 (£4,666 13s. 4d.)
SARAWAK—cont.
£s.d.
From the Sarawak Rubber Industry to His Majesty's Government for the prosecution of the war (July, 1940)11,718150
Privately subscribed to the British Red Cross and St. John Fund1,00000
SEYCHELLES.
Privately subscribed to the British Red Cross and St. John Fund66000
SIERRA LEONE.
From the Government of Sierra Leone to His Majesty's Government as a contribution towards the cost of the war in grateful recognition of the great benefits which Sierra Leone has received during the last 153 years under the British flag (July, 1940)100,00000
Privately subscribed to the British Red Cross and St. John Fund2,90530
From Mr. H. N. Thompson to His Majesty's Government—Loan of £500 for the duration of the war free of interest (July, 1940).
Privately subscribed to the British Red Cross and St. John Fund by 126 persons representing the small Lebano-Syrian Community (January, 1940)758110
Further donation to the British Red Cross and St. John Fund from the Lebano-Syrian Community (July, 1940)1,00000
TANGANYIKA TERRITORY.
From the Chief and people of the Machame and Kibongoto Chiefdom of the Chagga Tribe, Moshi District, a proportion of each person's 1939 harvest of coffee, maize or eluesine. Foodstuffs to be used by the King's African Rifles at Moshi; coffee to be sold and proceeds credited to Tanganyika Red Cross Fund (November, 1939).
From the members of the Kilimanjaro native Co-operative Union who are of the Chagga Tribe—Sh.20,000 for purposes connected with the war of this amount Sh.8,000 have been transferred to the Tanganyika Red Cross Fund (January, 1940).
TANGANYIKA TERRITORY—cont.
£s.d.
From the Chief and people of the Uru Chiefdom of the Chagga Tribe—73 bags of maize and 7 bags of beans for the use of the King's African Rifles (January, 1940).
From a Meru tribesman of the Arusha District approximately 50 pounds of tobacco for the use of the troops at Arusha (January, 1940).
Privately subscribed to the British Red Cross and St. John Fund3,08524
From Mrs. D. Williams Lushoto, Tanganyika Territory, to the Army Comforts Committee3200
From the Bena Tribe of the Ulanga District 100 bags (about 10 tons) of rice for the use of the King's Africa Rifles (May, 1940).
From the 14 Chiefs of the Dodoma Native Council—94 head of cattle for the use of His Majesty's Forces (May, 1940).
From the Government of Tanganyika Territory to His Majesty's Government for the prosecution of the war (July, 1940)100,00000
Privately subscribed to a local fund to be handed unconditionally to His Majesty's Government for war purposes—first instalment (July, 1940)5,00000
Privately subscribed through the Tanganyika Welfare Fund to:
King George's Fund for Sailors1,08300
The Soldiers', Sailors' and Airmen's Families Association1,00000
St. Dunstan's1,00000
For amenities for African troops75000
For Indian troops in the Middle East25000
TRINIDAD.
From the Government of Trinidad to His Majesty's Government for the prosecution of the war (November, 1939)$1,000,000 (£208,000)
From the Government of Trinidad to His Majesty's Government for the prosecution of the war (May, 1940)$1,500,000 (£312,500)
TRINIDAD—cont.
£s.d.
From the Government of Trindad to His Majesty's Government—Loan of 2,500,000 dollars (£520,833 6s. 8d.) for the duration of the war, free of interest (July, 1940).
From an anonymous donor "A Trinidadian" to His Majesty's Government £10,000 worth of 3½ per cent. War Loan for the purchase of aircraft (July, 1940)10,00000
Privately subscribed to the British Red Cross and St. John Fund14,016176
Collected by the Chinese Section of the local Red Cross Society for the purchase of 2 ambulances$5,000 (£1,042)
£s.d.
Privately subscribed to fund for officers and men of the Royal Navy who took part in rescue of survivors of the "Simon Bolivar"268100
Privately subscribed to His Majesty's Government through a fund inaugurated by the "Trinidad Guardian" in June, 1940, for the purchase of aircraft for the defence of England42,00000
From Sir George Huggins (through the West India Committee) to His Majesty's Forces:
213 cases of Citrus.
From the Trinidad Red Cross Society (through the West India Committee) to the Central Hospital Supply Service, His Majesty's Forces and Refugee Organisations:
3 cases of hospital supplies.
7 cases of hospital supplies and knitted comforts.
8 cases of refugee clothes.
UGANDA.
From the Government of Uganda to His Majesty's Government for the prosecution of the war (June, 1940)100,00000
From the Kabaka of Buganda on behalf of the Government and people of Buganda to His Majesty's Government for the prosecution of the war (June, 1940)10,00000
From the Omugabe, Chiefs and people of Ankole to His Majesty's Government towards the purchase of military aircraft (July, 1940)1,00000
UGANDA—cont.
£s.d.
The Native Government of Buganda and the Native Administrations of the Eastern and Western Provinces have promised to give £5,000, £7,000 and £5,000, respectively, each year during which the war lasts and for one year after it ends towards the expenditure of the Protectorate.
Seven motor lorries and one saloon car have been presented to the Uganda Government by Mr. K. H. Kamani, Mbale, Uganda.
A Central War Charities Committee has been set up to deal with contributions to British Red Cross and St. John War Organisation, etc., and the making of comforts for troops.
Privately subscribed to:
The British Red Cross and St. John Fund57746
King George's Fund for Sailors57500
WESTERN PACIFIC.
Gilbert and Ellice Islands.
From the Banabans, a native community on Ocean Island in the Gilbert and Ellice Islands Colony, to His Majesty's Government for the prosecution of the war12,50000
Privately subscribed to the British Red Cross and St. John Fund12000
New Hebrides.
New Hebrides Central Committee for Aid to Soldiers formed to assist dependents of soldiers mobilised from the New Hebrides, and to collect funds for the Red Cross Society, etc.
Privately subscribed to the British Red Cross and St. John Fund20112
British Solomon Islands Protectorate.
Privately subscribed to the British Red Cross and St. John Fund, through the British Solomon Islands Protectorate Red Cross Society£A.534 (£425)
Tonga.
An aerodrome site of 546 acres on "Royal" land has been leased to His Majesty's Government at a rental of 1s. per annum by the Queen and Premier of Tonga.
WESTERN PACIFIC—cont.
£s.d.
Privately subscribed to the British Red Cross and St. John Fund366178
(Tongan Currency) (£298 2s. 2d. Sterling).
WINDWARD ISLANDS.
Grenada
£s.d.
From the inhabitants of Grenada—104 bags (about 10 tons) of raw cocoa for the use of His Majesty's Forces.
Privately subscribed through the Grenada War Purposes Committee:—
To the British Red Cross and St. John Fund50500
To the Governor of Trinidad Fund for West Indian Seamen4000
Privately subscribed to King George's Fund for Sailors30000
From local organisations (through the West India Committee) to the Central Hospital Supply Service and His Majesty's Forces:—
1 case of hospital supplies and knitted goods.
Dominica.
From the Lebanese Syrians of Dominica to His Majesty's Government towards the cost of a bombing plane or the purchase of bombs (July, 1940)36000
Privately subscribed to:—
British Red Cross and St. John Fund21800
St. Dunstan's1600
King George's Fund for Sailors2000
St. Lucia.
Privately subscribed to His Majesty's Government through a local fund for the purchase of military aircraft (July, 1940)2,10000
Privately subscribed to:—
British Red Cross and St. John Fund25000
King George's Fund for Sailors2000
From local organisations (through the West India Committee) to the Central Hospital Supply Service and His Majesty's Forces:—
1 case of hospital supplies and knitted comforts.
WINDWARD ISLANDS—cont.
St. Vincent.
£s.d.
From the St. Vincent Arrowroot Association to His Majesty's Government for the purchase of aircraft5,00000
Privately subscribed to the British Red Cross and St. John Fund20000
From local organisations (through the West India Committee) to the Central Hospital Supply Service and His Majesty's Forces:—
1 case of hospital supplies and knitted comforts.
ZANZIEAR.
Privately subscribed to:—
The British Red Cross and St. John Fund1,00000
King George's Fund for Sailors30300
From His Highness the Sultan of Zanzibar on behalf of the Government of Zanzibar to His Majesty's Government for the purchase of fighter aircraft (July, 1940)20,00000
TRISTAN DA CUNHA.
A large parcel of woollen comforts made by 25 inhabitants of the Island has been sent to the Army Comforts Depot.
BRITISH WEST INDIAN SUBJECTS IN BRAZIL.
Privately subscribed by 39 British West Indian subjects at Porto Velho, Brazil, to the Tobacco Fund for British Fighting ForcesRs.472 (£6 4s. 2d.)
SUMMARY OF GIFTS AND LOANS.
£s.d.
Cash gifts to His Majesty's Government (excluding gifts in kind: e.g., an aeroplane from Mauritius: Patrol boats from Singapore Harbour Board; coffee, cocoa, etc.)7,555,16444
Loans to His Majesty's Government (free of interest for the duration of the war)1,156,98368
Cash gifts subscribed by local residents to Colonial Governments12,50000
Cash gifts to Charities, etc. (excluding all gifts in kind)404,61978
Cash subscribed to various Colonial Funds which have not yet been allocated26,396711

Women's Voluntary organisations have been formed in practically all of the Colonial Dependencies and in addition to the details given in the foregoing list, many consignments, the details for which are not available, of hospital supplies and knitted comforts, etc., have been sent direct to the various Depots in this country for distribution to His Majesty's Forces.

NOTE.—This list should NOT be regarded as a complete or final record of the contributions which have been made by the Colonial Empire during the war.

Mr. David Adams:

asked the Under-Secretary of State for the Colonies whether he is satisfied that none of the financial contributions made by the Colonial Empire towards the war effort or Red Cross will prevent the initiation or maintenance of essential social and medical services in any of the areas concerned?

Photo of Mr George Hall Mr George Hall , Merthyr Tydfil Aberdare

Yes, Sir. I am satisfied that the gifts made by Colonial Governments have been such as the Colonies concerned were able to afford, without detriment to their general financial situation or to the maintenance of public services.

Mr. Adams:

In view of the very great importance of this question to social welfare and medical service, will the Minister keep the matter very closely in view, in order to see that there is no depreciation in this respect?

Viscountess Astor:

Would it not be a very bad thing if the Minister told the Colonies that they were not to make any more contributions to the Red Cross, because of their local circumstances?

Mr. Adams:

Nobody suggested that.

Viscountess Astor:

Very nearly.