§ 3. Colonel ROPNER
asked the Secretary of State for India how many British officers during 1932 travelled in foreign vessels between the United Kingdom and India, wholly or partly at the expense of the British Government; and whether be will ensure that in future no Government money is provided to assist passages on foreign vessels built or rut, by, or with the aid of, foreign State funds?
§ Mr. BUTLER
Information as to the number of officers of the Indian services who travelled by foreign ships at the expense of the Indian Government is not 1282 available in this country as the majority of the passages provided for such officers are booked in India. As regards the latter part of the question, I would invite my hon. and gallant Friend's attention to the reply which I gave to the hon. Member for North Paddington (Mr. Bracken) on 12th December last.