MR. FORTESCUE HARRISON
asked the Under Secretary of State for India, Whether he has any objection to lay upon the Table of the House any official Correspondence which has taken place between the Marquess of Salisbury and the Parsee Community at Bombay on the subject of the religious riots which took place in that city in February last; and whether it is the intention of Government to make any investigation of the causes which led to these disturbances, the means used for their suppression, and the general conduct of the local authorities during their continuance?
§ MR. DUNBAR
asked the Under Secretary of State for India, Whether he has any objection to lay upon the Table of the House (in addition to the Papers mentioned in the question of the honourable Member for Kilmarnock Burghs) Copies of any Despatches which have been received at the India Office in reference to the recent riots at Bombay, and also Copies of the Reports of the 964 Commissioner of Police at Bombay relating thereto?
§ LORD GEORGE HAMILTON
, in reply, said, that the Secretary of State had received a Memorial on the subject of the riots in question, but he had not yet replied to it, inasmuch as the Papers only arrived a few days ago. The matter was still under the consideration of the Secretary of State, and as soon as the Papers were ready, they would be laid upon the Table.