§ MR. CAINE (Cornwall, Camborne)
I beg to ask the Secretary of State for India, whether he will state what troops belonging to the Indian Army, European and Native respectively, are now stationed in places outside the frontier of India, and where.
§ THE SECRETARY OF STATE FOR INDIA (LORD G. HAMILTON,) Middlesex, Ealing
Since I answered a similar question addressed to me by the hon. Member on the 1st of August of last year†the number of Native troops serving in China has been reduced to about 5,000 men, and the British troops have been withdrawn from that country. The Native troops have returned to India from Jubaland, but about 100 are now in Somaliland. Otherwise the figures given by me on the the 18th February, 1901, remain substantially unaltered, except that, owing to an interchange now going on between India and South Africa, a certain number of British troops are on the seas between the two countries.