§ 21. Mr. THURTLE
asked the Under-Secretary of State for India the total amount of money spent by India on military forces during the last financial year of that country, and the relation such expenditure bears to the total revenue?
§ Earl WINTERTON
Expenditure upon military services for the year 1925–26, the latest year for which complete accounts are available, amounted to 56 crores of rupees. The total revenue for the same period, central and provincial, amounted to 221 crores. The proportion of military expenditure to total revenue was therefore approximately 25 per cent.