MR. HERBERT ROBERTS (Denbighshire, W.)
To ask the Secretary of State for India whether there has been any expenditure in Great Britain on military or other stores or material for use in, or on account of, the expedition in Tibet beyond the external frontiers of His Majesty's Indian Possessions since the commencement of Colonel Young-husband's advance through Sikkim; and whether copies of accounts, with vouchers for such expenditure approved or disapproved by the auditor appointed under Section 52 of the Government of India Act, 1858, will be laid before Parliament at an early date.
(Answered by Mr. Secretary Brodrick.) There has been no expenditure in this country on account of stores for the use of the Tibet Mission. Should any specific payments on account of the Mission be made in England they will be included in the Home Accounts, which will be presented to Parliament in the ordinary course, together with the auditor's report, in accordance with Section 52 and 53 of the Government of India Act of 1858.