§ SIR MANCHERJEE BHOWNAGGREE
I beg to ask the Secretary of State for India whether the annual contribution of £1,525 now made from the Indian Exchequer for the research work done at the Imperial Institute was volunteered by the Government of India, or whether they raised any objection in regard to it; and will he place the Papers relating to this payment upon the Table of the House.
§ MR. BRODRICK
The Government of India were consulted, and the amount of the grant was settled with their concurrence at £1,725 a year, since reduced to £1,525 in consequence of establishment changes, for five years ending March, 1906. It provides only £200 a year for research work, the balance representing the establishment and maintenance charges of the Indian section. Papers on the subject are contained in the Annual Report for 1901–2 of the Indian Section, Imperial Institute, presented to Parliament in 1902.