58. Mr. FRED HALL (Dulwich)
asked by whom the cost of cabling to England summaries of Indian Press comments in: the speech recently delivered at Cheltenham by the Secretary of State for India was borne?
§ Mr. ACLAND
The Secretary of State, following the practice of his predecessors, is in daily telegraphic correspondence; with the Viceroy on matters of public interest affecting India, and the charge for the telegram referred to, as for all similar communications, was borne by Indian revenues.
Mr. F. HALL
May I ask the hon. Gentleman whether he thinks the expenses of telegrams for political purposes should be debited to the public service?