§ MR. BUCHANAN () Aberdeenshire, E
I beg to ask the Secretary of State for India whether the Indian Government has now been repaid in full by the Home Government the expenses connected with the despatch and maintenance of the Indian troops sent to British East Africa and Uganda in 1896 and 1897; what has been the cause of the delay in the settlement of these accounts; and whether he will lay upon the Table the correspondence that has passed between the Governments and Departments on the subject.
§ LORD G. HAMILTON
The Government of India has been repaid all charges in connection with the despatch and maintenance of the Indian troops sent to British East Africa and Uganda to the end of September, 1898; and the accounts 1429 of the quarter to the end of December, 1898, the latest date to which they have been received from India, are now under examination at the Foreign Office. There has been no delay in the settlement of the accounts in England. The correpondence is a mass of detail, consisting of the transmission of twelve quarterly accounts, and the questions arising thereon. It would be of no public interest.