HC Deb 31 March 1884 vol 286 cc1150-1

asked the Under Secretary of State for India, Whether Government will pay the necessary expenses of the attendance of the representatives of Indian Native Commercial and Transport interests before the Special Commission of Indian Railways; and, whether he can state that the Committee I will not close the taking of evidence until time has been given for the selection and despatch of witnesses repre- sentative of the Indian Native interests involved in the question of the extension of Railways?


, in reply, said, publicity was given to the fact that a Select Committee on Indian Railways was about to sit; but no Representatives of exclusively Native interests had offered to give evidence, and therefore the question of payment of the expenses of such persons had not arisen, he could not say how long the Committee would sit; but, of course, the hon. Member would know that it was not a question for him, but for the Committee to decide.