HC Deb 05 May 1926 vol 195 c284W
Colonel DAY

asked the Secretary of State for Air the total sum due from the Government of India on account of Air Force units in the service of that Government; and what steps have been taken to secure settlement of such contribution?


No agreement has been reached as to the basis of calculation of India's liability for home effective and non-effective charges in respect of Air Force personnel serving in that country, nor has the question of the rate of departmental charges for equipment or that of liability for sea transport costs before 1st April, 1920, yet been setttled. I am consequently not in a position to state a total figure for India's indebtedness. The Air Ministry has made a request for an increase in the present provisional rate in respect of effective charges and for an advance payment on account of non-effective charges, and negotiations on these and other matters in dispute are still in progress.

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