§ MR. SUMMERS (Huddersfield)
I beg to ask the Secretary of State for War whether he will inform the House what is the estimated total cost of the British Army for 1892–3; and what portions of this amount will consist of receipts from British taxes, sundry receipts, and receipts out of taxation from India and certain Crown Colonies?
§ MR. E. STANHOPE
The House is already informed, on page 231 of the Army Estimates, that the total gross cost of the British Army, including the Auxiliary Forces, but excluding that portion of it serving in India, is £18,611,450. Of this it is estimated that £980,250 will be paid by India, the Colonies, and Egypt, leaving £17,631,200 to be met by taxation in the United Kingdom.