§ Colonel DAY
asked the Under-Secretary of State for India what was the gross expenditure on Indian police for the years 1923 and 1924; what was the number of prisoners in gaol, including the Andamans; and what was the gaol mortality during these periods?
§ Earl WINTERTON
The gross expenditure on police in British India was, in 1923–24, Rs. 12,02,54,252 (accounts), in 1924–25, Rs. 12,32,14,500 (revised estimates). In 1923, the average daily number of prisoners of all classes in British Indian gaols (including industrial and civil prisoners) was 128,645, and 1,884✶ prisoners died. No figures are as yet available for 1924, nor for the Andamans for either year.