§ MR. HENNIKER HEATON (Canterbury)
asked the Under Secretary of State for India, referring to his statement in February last, in reply to the hon. Member for Canterbury, that The charge for a telegraphic message on its way from London to Australia is 75 centimes per word from Bombay to Madras, while a local message over the same wires in India is only 22½ centimes per word, Will he arrange that a responsible Representative from. India be present at the Colonial Conference, with a view to have the grievance remedied?
§ THE UNDER SECRETARY OF STATE (Sir JOHN GORST) (Chatham)
It is not intended that the Government of India should be officially represented at the Colonial Conference; but the Secretary of State will be ready to furnish the Members of the Conference with ail possible information.