§ Mr. SPOOR
asked the Secretary of State for India what is the number of 434W Indian native troops employed away from India; where they are stationed; whether the cost is defrayed out of Indian, Imperial, or other revenue; and whether any negotiations have taken place between the Government of India and the Government as to the expenses of the occupation of Mesopotamia?
§ Mr. MONTAGU
The approximate strength of Indian troops of all ranks serving outside India is 138,800; for the theatres in which they are serving, I would refer the hon. Member to the Secretary of State for War. The cost of these troops is defrayed from Imperial revenues. There has been no suggestion that India should bear any part of the cost of the military occupation of Mesopotamia.