HC Deb 03 August 1857 vol 147 c932

said, he would beg to ask the President of the Board of Control whether there is any objection to the following Returns being annually laid before Parliament previous to the Indian Financial Statement:—

  1. 1. A Return of the Sums expended in each year in British India in the construction of roads, and bridges, and works of navigation; specifying the districts in which they have been constructed, and the length and expense of new road and navigation in each district.
  2. 2. A similar Return as regards the construction of works of irrigation, distinguishing those which serve the purpose of navigation and irrigation, and including the construction or improvement of water tanks.


replied, that there would be no objection to lay those Returns annually before Parliament.