§ MR. DILLON
I beg to ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer from what sources the expenses of the Soudan expedition have been defrayed since 1st January; 943 and how it is proposed to provide money for the expenses of the expedition to Khartoum?
THE CHANCELLOR OF THE EXCHEQUER Sir M. HICKS BEACH,) Bristol, W.
The war expenditure south of Assuan is being defrayed directly by the Egyptian Government. The extra charge for the British forces north of Assuan—including the cost of transport thither—is being temporarily met from Army funds, but will be refunded by the Egyptian Government. The expenses of the expedition to Khartoum will be provided by the Egyptian Government.