§ 10. Mr. MAXTON
asked the Under-Secretary of State for India whether detachments of Indian cavalry regiments are maintained in Persia as diplomatic and consular escorts; what is the annual cost of the maintenance of these escorts; and whether the question of their withdrawal from Persia is under consideration?
§ Earl WINTERTON
The answer to the first and third parts of the question is in the affirmative. The actual expenditure on these escorts for the last year for which figures are available (1925–1926) was approximately Rs.1½ lakhs (say, £11,250).