HC Deb 25 February 1869 vol 194 c312

said, he would beg to ask the Under Secretary of State for India, Whether it is true that the Governor General of India is to reside at Simla during the greater portion of the present year; and whether, if this be the case, it is the intention of Her Majesty's Government to remove the nominal seat of the Government of India from Calcutta to some more healthy spot?


said, in reply, he had received no information whatever as to whether the Governor General intended to reside at Simla the greater part, if indeed any part, of this year. The question of the change of the nominal capital of India from Calcutta to some other place was of course a very important and interesting one, but it was right he should distinctly state that that question had not passed out of the stage of irresponsible discussion and examination, and that it was not in any form or shape, at present under the consideration of the Government.