HC Deb 07 May 1906 vol 156 c971

I beg to ask the Secretary of State for India whether, on account of religious objections made to the Government of India about members of the Church of England, and members of the Church of Scotland using the same building as a place of worship, the Government of India has been put to the expense of erecting any now churches; if so, what is the capital expense; and whether any increase of annual charge on the revenues of India has been so caused.


For the reasons explained in the Papers presented to Parliament in 1900 as Command Paper, No. 129, new churches for the use of Presbyterian troops have been sanctioned at eight stations in India, to be built at Government expense. I am not aware of the exact amount spent upon them. The annual charge for the repair and maintenance of these churches, which are Government buildings, will fall on public funds, but I am unable to state what its amount will be.