§ SIR GEORGE CAMPBELL
asked the Secretary of State for India, Whether, notwithstanding improved communications and great increase of free labour, he proposes to sanction the new Inland Emigration Act of the Government of India, by which, in supersession of the previous Acts of the Bengal Legislature, the term for labourers in the Tea districts, under the special Law, is extended from three to five years?
THE MARQUESS OF HARTINGTON
, in reply, said, the Act in question had 1669 been received from the Government of India, together with the Report of the Select Committee upon the subject, and very full Reports of the Legislative Council. These had been, and were still, under consideration, so that he was unable to give a positive answer at the present time.