§ MR. ONSLOW
wished to ask a Question of the noble Lord the Secretary of State for India with regard to which he had written him a private letter. It was if, considering the importance of the recent appointment to the Court of the Ameer, he would inform the House whether the instructions given at the time of the appointment were considered and sanctioned by Her Majesty's Government, or whether they were left to the decision of the Viceroy in Council?
THE MARQUESS OF HARTINGTON
The private letter to which the hon. Member refers was only received by me after I came down to the House. My answer is that the instructions were given by the Government of India.