HC Deb 17 June 1880 vol 253 c182

asked the Secretary of State for India, Whether the Report of the Special Commission presided over by Sir Ashley Eden, to inquire into the organization and expenditure of the Army in India will be laid upon the Table of the House?


in reply, said, that the Report had been received at the India Office. It was accompanied by a military despatch from the Government of India, dated the 4th of February, 1880, in which they expressed a hope that they would shortly be able to state their conclusions on the Report to the Home Government. That further explanation had not, however, been yet received; and until the views of the Government of India were in the possession of the Secretary of State for India, and until some decision had been formed as to the action to be taken upon the Report, it would not be possible for him to lay the Report on the Table of the House.