§ MR. LAMBERT (Devonshire,) South Molton
I beg to ask the Secretary of State for India whether, seeing that in 1901 the military charge for India was a little over £15,000,000, it having increased since then to over £20,500,000, the Government of India have signified their approval of this further increase of £2,440,000 per year in the military expenditure of India.
§ THE SECRETARY OF STATE FOR INDIA (Mr. BRODRICK,) Surrey, Guildford
In 1900–01 the net charge falling on the revenues of India for Military Services was £15,019,176; in 1905–06 it is estimated at £20,711,900, including grants of £2,439,900 on reorganisation. These grants have been made in accordance with the wishes of the Government of India and include expenditure from an unspent balance brought forward from 1904–05. It is contemplated that the expenditure on reorganisation will be at the rate of £2,000,000 a year for the next few years; and this will be in accordance with a proposal initiated by the Government of India.