§ * SIR CHARLES DILKE
I beg to ask the First Lord of the Treasury if any increase will be proposed in the contribution to Army charges of the Straits, Ceylon, and other colonies towards the increased cost of the pay of the British Army, in respect of which £786,000 per annum is to be charged upon the revenues of India.
§ MR. A. J. BALFOUR
Ceylon, the Straits Settlements, Hong Kong, and Mauritius now pay certain percentages of their revenues towards the cost of the garrisons of those colonies. Those percentages were fixed by agreement, with the concurrence of the Treasury and the War Office, but they are independent of any increase that may be made in the cost of the garrisons.