§ MR. FAWCETT
said, he would beg to ask the Secretary of State for India, Whether the Estimates he has received from Bombay of the sums expended on behalf of the Abyssinian Expedition are sufficiently full and accurate to enable the Government correctly to calculate its aggregate cost up to the present time?
§ SIR STAFFORD NORTHCOTE
replied that the accounts received from Bombay were, he regretted to say, neither so full nor so accurate as he could have wished. They had, however, been placed in the hands of a gentleman of great experience in connection with military expeditions, and he had been engaged in making an Estimate which might be relied upon as much as any Estimate of the kind could be.