HC Deb 04 July 1923 vol 166 cc435-6

asked the Under-Secretary of State for India what amount of reduction in expenditure on the Indian Army and British troops stationed in India was recommended by the Inchcape Committee; and what is the actual amount of reduction recommended in the Estimates for the current year?

The UNDER-SECRETARY of STATE for INDIA (Earl Winterton)

The Inchcape Committee recommended that the net military Budget should be fixed at 57¾ crores, subject to such addition as might be necessary on account of inevitable delay in carrying out the various economies proposed. This represented a reduction of 9¼ crores on the revised Estimate for 1922–1923. The final Budget Estimate for 1923–1924 has been fixed at 62 crores, a reduction of 5 crores on the revised Estimate for 1922–1923.

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