HC Deb 09 May 1865 vol 179 c50

said, he would beg to ask the Secretary of State for India, Whether there is any objection to lay upon the table of the House a Copy of his own Despatch of 8th August last, and of the Minute of Lieut.-Col. Strachey, late Secretary of Public Works, upon the policy of the Government undertaking the construction of the necessary Irrigation Works in India, in preference to intrusting their construction to private companies?


, in reply, said, the Minute to which the hon. Gentleman referred had been received, but it had not yet been answered, and it was not usual to produce such documents before they had been answered. When the answer had been sent there would be no objection to the production of the Minute.