HC Deb 26 February 1880 vol 250 cc1444-5

asked the Under Secretary of State for India, Whether his attention has been directed to the following passage in a late Report or Resolution of Sir Ashley Eden, the Lieutenant Governor of Bengal:— The attention of Government was especially drawn during the year to the abuses which had been allowed to grow up in connection with indigo cultivation in Behar. A Report submitted by the Commissioner of Patna conclusively showed that the system, as it existed, involved an amount of lawlessness and oppression, principally in the shape of extorted agreements to cultivate and of seizure of ploughs and cattle, which could not be tolerated; and, whether he will lay upon the Table the Report of the Commissioner of the Patna district referred to, and the Reports of his subordinate magistrate collectors of Muzaffarpur, Durbhaca, Sarun, and Chumparan, on which the Report of the Commissioner of the Patna division was based?


Although we have searched for it, we have not been able to find the passage referred to by the hon. Member. Perhaps he will be kind enough to send me a reference to it.

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