§ 3. Mr. THURTLE
asked the Undersecretary of State for India whether he is aware that the cost of the British Legation at Kabul is about £37,000 per annum; whether this burden is borne entirely by the Indian Exchequer; and whether, as this Legation represents in part the British Government, he can say 1795 whether there are any Indians on the diplomatic staff of this Legation?
§ Earl WINTERTON
The latest figure I have for the cost of the Legation is approximately £33,500 a year. The whole cost is at present borne by Indian revenues. The post of Oriental Secretary is held by an Indian.