§ GENERAL SIR GEORGE BALFOUR
asked the Secretary of State for India, If the Despatch to India, dated the 18th of October 1878, can now be produced with the Despatches and Papers connected therewith?
THE MARQUESS OF HARTINGTON,
in reply, said, the Returns called for by the Despatch of the 18th of October 1878, were not yet completed. There had been great delay in their transmission from India. The attention of the Government had been again drawn to 644 the subject on the 2nd of July. The Returns, he was informed, had proved extremely troublesome to prepare.