HC Deb 22 February 1926 vol 192 cc59-60W

asked the Under-Secretary of State for India what economies have been effected at the India Office since the passing of the Government of India Act of 1919?


The cost of the India Office for the year 1919–20 was £386,000. The estimated cost for 1925–26 is £241,000, an apparent saving of £145,000, but allowance must be made for the fact that the earlier figure includes the cost of work afterwards transferred to the High Commissioner for India. Since the main transfer of work took place in 1920–21, the cost of the India Office staff proper has been reduced by, approximately, £37,000 per annum.