§ MR. JAMES MACLEAN (Oldham)
asked the Under Secretary of State for India, with reference to the statement of the Indian Finance Minister, Sir A. Colvin, in his Budget Speech, that—The earnest attention of the Secretary of State has been called to the subject of the silver difficulty by the Indian Government, who have pressed on him the necessity of seeking, in concert with the Great Powers and the United States, a solution of the question,What steps have been taken, and with what result, by the Secretary of State to give effect to this recommendation?
THE UNDER SECRETARY OF STATE (Sir UGHTRED KAY-SHUTTLEWORTH) (Lancashire, Clitheroe)
On January 26 last a letter on this subject was sent by order of the noble Lord the late Secretary of State in Council to the Treasury. This was followed by a further letter, inclosing, by the direction of the present Secretary of State in Council, a despatch from the Government of India. The questions involved are now under the consideration of the Treasury, and no reply has yet been received.