HC Deb 25 March 1895 vol 32 c47

I beg to ask the Secretary of State for War at what time since the 31st January of the present year, on which date, according to the report of the Controller and Auditor General, no agreement had been arrived, it was agreed between the War Office and the India Office to charge the sum of £7 10s. per man for the home effective charges on account of British troops in India; for what period such agreement was made; whether it was in writing; and, whether he will lay the agreement upon the Table?


The arrangement whereby £7 10s. per head of the Indian Establishment is paid by India on account of home effective charges has subsisted for some years, and has been renewed year by year by common consent pending a more precise settlement. It was so renewed for the present year on the 19th of February last by a letter from the India Office.