§ MR. HANBURY
I beg to ask the Under Secretary of State for India what sum is annually paid by the India Office to the Inland Revenue Department in connection with the control of stamps and stamped paper for India, and on what terms; whether the India Office receives any detailed statement of the manner in which that sum is expended, and whether any portion of it remains unexpended upon the special purpose for which it is paid?
§ *THE UNDER SECRETARY OF STATE FOR INDIA (Sir J. GORST,) Chatham
The sum is £3,480, appropriated as follows (1):—Personal allowances to certain Revenue Officers, £590; (2) Contributions towards superannuations, £100; (3) payments to Imperial Exchequer for miscellaneous services of Inland Revenue Officers during official hours, and not covered by the personal allowances above, £300; (4)s alaries and expenses of Supervising Staff, £2,490. Detailed statements are received as to items (1) and (4), but not as regards the others. No portion remains unexpended.