§ MR. BUCHANAN
To ask the Secretary of State for War whether he will state how much of the £200,000 increased Colonial and Indian contributions in the Army Supplementary Estimate comes from India and under what charge, and from which of the Colonies does the remainder come.
(Answered by Mr. Secretary Arnold-Forster.) The amount is made up as follows:—Balance due from India on contribution for effective Home charges for 1902…3 (only three of the four quarterly payments have been brought to account in that year), £65,000. Increase in military contributions from Hong-Kong £11,000, and Straits Settlements £24,000 (owing to rise in dollar and growth of revenues), £35,000. Miscellaneous credits arising on the adjustment of the South African War Accounts, £100,000.