HC Deb 13 November 1884 vol 293 c1579

asked the Under Secretary of State for India, Whether he would refer the documents in his possession, with reference to alleged cases of money lending at high, if not usurious, interest during the famine of 1877–8 by certain missionaries in Southern India, to the Government of Madras, so as at least to prevent these gentlemen (should the allegations made turn out to be well founded) being appointed at any future time official members of relief committees?


As I informed my hon. and gallant Friend on Monday last, this matter is not one in which the Government of India can interfere; but I shall be glad to send the documents in question to Mr. Grant Duff, who will, no doubt, give them due attention.