§ MR. LAIDLAW
I beg to ask the Secretary of State for India whether a decision has been arrived at on the subject of the financial arrangements between the India Office and the Imperial Institute; whether he will state the terms of the revised arrangements; and whether he will grant a Return of all correspondence between the India Office, the Government of India, and the Imperial Institute on the subject of the Indian contribution.
§ MR. JOHN ELLIS
It has been decided to continue for another year the financial arrangements sanctioned for the quinquennial period ending 31st March, 1906; and I am in correspondence with the Government of India as to the revision of these arrangements. Correspondence regarding the Indian contribution was presented to Parliament in 1896, and subsequent correspondence on the subject has been included in the annual Reports on the Indian section, which are also presented. Pending a decision as to a revision of the present arrangements, I do not think it would be convenient to publish further Papers.