§ MR. SMEATON
To ask the Secretary of State for India whether the Punjab is a deficit province, that is to say a province whose revenues are insufficient to meet its total civil and military expenditure; and what is the total amount of the deficit which has to be met from Imperial funds.
(Answered by Mr. Secretary Morley.) The revenue received in the Punjab has in recent years exceeded by at least one-half the civil expenditure in the province. The portion of the cost of the Army in India which is spent in the Punjab properly forms part of, and is merged in, the general military expenditure of the Government of India.† See Debates, clxxiv., 210.