MR. HERBERT ROBERTS (Denbighshire, W. )
I beg to ask the Secretary of State for War whether he will give the estimated cost per annum of the Indian troops which it is proposed to leave as a garrison in the interior of Somaliland; and whether all the charges incurred in the transport of these troops together with the current rates of pay, allowances for foreign service, and debits due to pension accounts arising out of their employment in Somaliland, will be borne by the British Treasury.
§ THE UNDER-SECRETARY OF STATE FOR FOREIGN AFFAIRS (Earl PERCY, Kensington, S. )
The estimated cost for one year of the Indian troops now in Somaliland is £53, 063, including initial and terminal charges as well as those mentioned by the hon. Member. All these charges will be borne by Imperial funds.