§ Captain FULLER
asked the First Lord of the Admiralty the cost of the upkeep of the East Indies squadron; and what contribution India or any Dominion or Colony makes towards it?
§ Sir B. EYRES-MONSELL
The Government of India pays an annual contribution of £100,000 towards ale cost of the ships employed in the Persian Gulf and off the coasts of India for Indian purposes: in addition, it pays the cost of the fuel consumed by certain ships employed in the Persian Gulf, and also that of repairs to H.M.S. "Triad," one of those ships. The annual cost of maintenance of the ships composing the East Indies Squadron (excluding the cost of the fuel paid for by the Government of India and that of the repairs to H.M.S. "Triad") is £770,690.