§ MR. BUCHANAN (Perthshire, E.)
To ask the Secretary of State for India whether Lord Kitchener's proposals for Army reorganisation in India have been adopted by the Government of India; what is their estimated cost: and will Papers on the subject be laid before the House.
(Answered by Mr. Secretary Brodrick.) Lord Kitchener's proposals for Army reorganisation in India have been accepted in general principle, but details are not yet thoroughly worked out; it is therefore impossible to give their estimated cost, and at present Papers on the subject cannot be laid before the House. I have agreed to the Government of India making a provision for special military expenditure in the Budget of 1905–6.