HC Deb 05 June 1882 vol 270 c61

asked the Secretary of State for India, If he will place before the House, a series of papers in connection with the construction of railways, and in continuation of Return 259 of 1859, so that an accurate record may exist to show the changes in the systems for providing India with railways, and showing the conditions on which the financial and engineering arrangements are based?


in reply, said, that it would not be possible at present to lay on the Table a Return such as that to which his hon. and gallant Friend referred. More distinct information in connection with the Indian Public Works policy had been given in a Paper laid upon the Table of the House of Lords, and he had no objection, if his hon. and gallant Friend moved for it, to lay the same Paper on the Table of that House. He would furnish his hon. and gallant Friend with the form in which he should suggest that he should move for the Return.