§ MR. T. R. BUCHANAN (Aberdeenshire, E.)
I beg to ask the Secretary of State for India, whether, in view of his statement of 2nd March, he can now tell the House whether India is to boar any part of the charge for the expenses of the Indian force recently sent to Mombasa?
§ LORD GEORGE HAMILTON
As regards the cost of the employment of Indian troops at Mombasa, Her Majesty's Government do not propose that any charge shall, in connection with their services there, be made on the revenues of India, and therefore, according both to law and precedent, no resolution is necessary to authorise their employment beyond the external frontiers of India. Her Majesty's Government propose that the ordinary pay and allowances of the Indian native troops under orders for Suakin, should continue to be borne by the revenues of Indian, and I will, therefore, give notice of my intention to move a Resolution, in accordance with precedent, to give effect to that decision.
§ LORD G. HAMILTON
No; there is no charge upon the revenues of India in connection with the employment of that force outside India.
§ * SIR C. DILKE
I understood that; but does that mean that the ordinary pay of the troops is not to fall upon India?