§ MR. SCHWANN () Manchester, N.
I beg to ask the Secretary of State for India what is the number and annual cost of the European officers now and usually employed in that portion of the new province beyond the Indian frontier recently described by His Excellency Lord Curzon as stretching from Gilgit to Beluchistan.
§ MR. BRODRICK
Eighty-one military officers and seven political officers are employed in Chitral, Dir, and Swat; the Khyber; the Kurram; and Waziristan, which are the portions of the North-West Frontier Province mentioned in Lord Curzon's statement to which the hon. Member refers. The salaries of these officers are approximately 673,900 rupees per annum. To these must be added three police officers with the Samana Rifles whose salaries aggregate about 21,000 rupees per annum.