asked the Under Secretary of State for India, Whether he will lay upon the Table of the House a Return showing the annual dates since the transfer of the Government of India to the Crown in 1858, of the migration of the Government of India from Calcutta to Simla, and the dates of its return to Calcutta; and, the extra annual cost imposed upon the taxpayers of India in consequence of this annual migration of Government? He would also ask, Whether he will lay upon the Table of the House a Return showing the ages of the respective members of the Indian Council, their professions, the length of time which each has resided or served in India, and the period which has in each case elapsed since the termination of such residence or service?
§ MR. J. K. CROSS
There are no materials at the India Office which will enable me to give the first Return asked for; but the question shall be submitted to the Government of India. The second Return shall be presented, if the hon. and learned Member will move for it; and if he will consult me as to the form of the Return, it shall be made as complete as possible.