HC Deb 26 July 1934 vol 292 c1946W

asked the Secretary of State for India what were the sums paid directly from Indian revenue in the years 1929, 1930, 1931, 1932, arid 1933 for the cost of the British Army and Air Forces in India and the contributions paid in respect of the training costs and maintenance of His Majesty's ships in Indian waters; and what was the percentage of these payments to the total revenue of India in each of these years?


No figures are available showing separately the cost of the British Army in India, as distinct from the total military expenditure borne by Indian revenues. The distribution of defence expenditure under the various heads is shown in the annual Finance and Revenue Accounts, and in the Indian defence estimates, of both of which copies are available in the Library of the House.