§ MR. E. STANHOPE
asked the Secretary of State for India, What is the estimated rate of exchange for 1880–81 in the recent Budget Statement of the Government of India; and, if he will lay the Budget Statement upon the Table of the House as soon as it arrives from India?
THE MARQUESS OF HARTINGTON
Sir, the rate of exchange estimated in the present year is 1s. 8d. I may mention that the average price paid for the Secretary of State's Bills during the year which has just expired has been within a very small fraction of that amount. There will be no objection to lay the Budget Statement on the Table as soon it is received.