§ MR. BUCHANAN
I beg to ask the Secretary of State for India what is the number of native troops now serving in Mauritius and elsewhere outside of India, and does the Imperial Government in all cases bear the entire charge of all the troops so serving.
§ LORD G. HAMILTON
Two native infantry regiments are now serving in Mauritius, one in Ceylon and one in Singapore, and there are small detachments in Uganda, Central Africa, and the Niger Protectorate. I do not include among these the Hong Kong regiment and the companies of Indian native artillery serving at Hong Kong, Singapore, Mauritius, and Ceylon, which were raised and are maintained for Imperial purposes. I am unable to state the exact numbers of these forces. In all these cases the Imperial Government, or the Administration under which the troops are serving, bears the entire charge.