HC Deb 01 June 1882 vol 269 cc1787-8

asked the Secretary of State for India, If he has now received, and will lay upon the Table of the House, the Minute of Sir Ashley Eden on the Extension of Local Self-Government in Bengal; and, if he will communicate to the House, as soon as possible, the nature of the important Resolution more recently passed by the Governor General in Council at Simla on the same subject?


, in reply, said, that the Paper referred to appeared to be a letter from the Government of Bengal in reply to certain queries addressed by the Government of India, not only to the Government of Bengal, but also to other local governments upon certain questions referred to in the Resolution published. The Government had not received officially either the reply of the Government of Bengal, or of the local governments, nor had they received in an official shape the important Resolution referred to in the latter part of the Question. When the Papers reached them in a complete form there would probably be no objection to lay them on the Table of the House; but the Correspondence did not appear to have been completed; and the information they possessed was incomplete. He would communicate with his right hon. Friend on the subject.