HC Deb 13 May 1904 vol 134 cc1296-7

To ask the Secretary of State for India what has been the cost already incurred by the Tibetan Mission; what is the estimated cost of the advance to Lhasa; and what number of troops is proposed to be employed.

(Answered by Mr. Secretary Brodrick.) I am awaiting from India a statement of the cost already incurred and estimates of the future expenditure. The reinforcements proposed by the Government of India, with a view to the possible advance to Lhasa, consist of four companies British Infantry, four companies Native Infantry, two 10-pounders Royal Artillery, two seven-pounder mule guns, and one mule corps.