§ MR. MACARTNEY
said, he would beg to ask the Secretary for War whether the entire charge for pay, allowances, subsistence, clothing, appointments, stores, and horses of the increased force of British Troops now serving in India, by reason of the Mutiny, will be defrayed and provided for out of the Indian Revenues alone, and, if not, what proportion will be charged on Imperial Revenue; also, whether any portion of the cost of transport, from England and her Colonies, of troops sent to India since July, 1857, by reason of such Mutiny, has been borne by the Naval or War Department, and, if so, to what amount?
said, that all the expenses arising in the mode pointed out by the hon. Member for Antrim were chargeable on the revenues of the East India Company, and will be paid by them, and not one farthing will have to be borne by the Imperial Revenue. The hon. Gentleman had also asked whether any portion of the cost of transport, from England and her Colonies, of troops sent to India since July, 1857, by reason of the Mutiny, had been borne by the Naval or War Department; and, if so, to what amount. His answer to that portion of the question was, that the payments were made in the first instance by the Admiralty, and afterwards 1654 repaid by the War Department of the East India Company.