HC Deb 31 May 1916 vol 82 c2710

asked the Secretary of State for India whether it has been possible to reduce or postpone the expenditure on the buildings and laying out of the new capital at Delhi until the end of the War?

The SECRETARY of STATE for INDIA (Mr. Chamberlain)

In my reply to the hon. Member for the North-East Division of Bethnal Green on the 2nd December last I stated that the provision in the Budget for 1915–16 for expenditure on New Delhi had been reduced to £267,000, which was the lowest amount required to carry on work actually in progress and obviate the deterioration of plant and disbanding of establishment. Provision to the same amount has been made in the Budget for the current year.