HC Deb 09 June 1857 vol 145 c1425

said, it was his intention to make a Motion on this subject, but as he understood a Motion of a more comprehensive character would be brought before the House in a few days, he would at present simply move for a Return, showing on what tenure land is allowed to be held by Europeans in India, whether in fee simple, for life or lives, or for years; and, if so, for what terms of years, and whether renewable on payment of fines or otherwise; also, a corresponding Return showing to what extent ownership of land or settlement by Europeans has taken place in India, and under what tenures?

Motion agreed to.