HC Deb 16 November 1882 vol 274 c1554

asked the Secretary of State for India, If he has any information as to the authenticity of an official Paper printed in the "Times" of November 13th as published by Sir Richard Garth, Chief Justice of Bengal, in which he plainly denounces the recent legislation of Parliament for Ireland as "confiscation," and "bearing terrible fruit," prays that such a policy may be averted from our Indian possessions, and seeks to 'awaken the landlords of Bengal to their own danger "from measures submitted by the Government of India to the Legislature of that Country?


asked if the Secretary of State would lay a complete set of Papers on the land in Bengal on the Library Table?


The report of the observations stated to have been made by Sir Richard Garth was contained in a telegram in The Times on Monday last. It is obvious, therefore, that it would have been impossible for me to have received any information as to the nature of the Paper said to have been published by Sir Richard Garth. Until we receive it in some official form, it will be impossible to answer any Question upon the subject. In reply to my hon. and gallant Friend, I need hardly say that the Correspondence is extremely voluminous, and that it is not yet complete; but I will see if any portion of it can be laid upon the Table of the House.