HC Deb 12 December 1878 vol 243 c634

asked the Under Secretary of State for India, If any estimate has yet been framed of the cost per month, or for any other period, of the measures taken in India for carrying on the Afghan War; and, if no such estimate exists, whether he sees any objection to having one prepared and laid upon the Table of the House?


Sir, I wish to appeal to the courtesy of the hon. and gallant Member to allow me to postpone any answer to his Question until I make my Statement on Monday next, when I will give to the House all the information we possess on the subject.