§ SIR ROPER LETHBRIDGE (Kensington, N.)
asked the Under Secretary of State for India, How many members of the Finance Committee signed the Report on the cost of the Simla allowances and the other financial aspects of the migration of the various Governments every summer to the Hills; how many members recorded dissents; and, whether the dissents, as well as the Report of the Committee, will be laid upon the Table of the House before the debate on the Indian Budget?
§ THE UNDER SECRETARY OF STATE (Sir JOHN GORST) (Chatham)
The Report of the Finance Committee was signed by all the eight members. From certain passages in chapter 13, relating to allowances granted at hill stations, four members recorded dissents. The Report can be laid on the Table if moved for. It will be very costly to print, consisting of 1,625 pages; but the Secretary of State expects copies from India, and will be happy to furnish them to any Members who are interested in the subject.