HC Deb 17 March 1879 vol 244 cc1036-7

asked Mr. Chancellor of the Exchequer, If the reports in the newspapers about the finances of India are fairly accurate; and, whether he will arrange to keep the House of Commons informed from time to time, and promptly, as to the state of the revenue, expenditure, war charges, cash balances, debt, and remittances?


The reports in the newspapers, so far as we can judge from the figures we have as yet received, appear to be accurate. The Government will place the detailed figures before the House on as early a day as possible, and will endeavour to give early information of any important changes. As regards the Debt, I have already promised the hon. and gallant Member to obtain from India much more complete information than any that has yet been given.