§ Mr. LANSBURY
asked the Under-Secretary of State for India the amount of the contribution received from the Government of India during the last five years on account of the Royal Air Force units used for service in India; and whether the cost of the sea transport of the Royal Air Force personnel to India is included?
§ Earl WINTERTON
The average contribution for the last five years paid to the Air Ministry in respect of their expenditure on the recruitment and training of Royal Air Force personnel for India was £98,000. This is independent of transport charges, which are borne by India and of the direct expenditure of the Government of India on the pay and maintenance of Royal Air Force units in India.