§ MR. E. STANHOPE
asked the Secretary of State for India, What was the total amount estimated in the Budget to be remitted from India for the service of the Home Government during the financial year 1882–3, and what amount has been, so remitted up to the present time?
THE MARQUESS OF HARTINGTON
The amount estimated in the Budget to be remitted from India in 1882–3 was £15,342,000. Of this sum, however, about £900,000 was received before the 31st of March, 1882, in excess of the revised Estimate for the year 1881–2; and£400,000 received from the Southern Mahratta Railways Company, which will be expended in India this year, is also treated as a remittance by the Government of India. These sums reduce the requirements for 1882–3 to £14,042,000. The amount remitted up to the present time is £4,503,866.