HC Deb 30 April 1883 vol 278 cc1422-3

asked the Under Secretary of State for India, Under what head of expenditure the Civil pay drawn by Military men while on active service in Afghanistan is charged, whether to the War Expenditure or to the ordinary Military Expenditure; and, if charged to the Public Works Department, whether it goes to increase the standing charges for Public Works, or is charged to the working expenses of the Railways?


I have no reason to doubt, Sir, that the civil pay referred to is included in the war expenditure. The only information we have in detail is given on page 158 of the East India Finance and Revenue Accounts for 1880–1, presented to Parliament last year, and in other similar Returns.