§ SIR SEYMOUR KING (Hull, Central)
To ask the Secretary of State for India, whether he will state how much of the rolling stock under the Budget allotment of 382 lakhs for the financial year ending next 31st March, has been actually delivered in India, and brought into use to date; and whether steps can be taken to accelerate the increase of rolling stock announced in answer to a question on 29th March, 1906.†
§ (Answered by MR. Secretary Morley.) The information asked for by the hon. Member is not immediately available. Owing to the length of time required for the manufacture of rolling stock, indents sanctioned against the allotment for any particular year cannot in general be complied with within that year. The expenditure on rolling stock on open lines for 1907–8, which was stated in my reply of 29thMarch, 1906,†at £2,253,333, has been increased to £2,787,000.