§ MR. ROWNTREE (Scarborough)
asked the Under Secretary of State for India, Whether any means have been taken to bring the statement contained in the despatch from the Bombay Government to the Secretary of State for India, of the 22nd April, 1887—namely, "that Government would regard a 'genuine movement in favour of temperance with satisfaction," to the knowledge of the Natives in those districts where spirits 1818 are retailed by Government contractors?
§ THE UNDER SECRETARY OF STATE (Sir JOHN GORST) (Chatham)
The extent and manner of making known the opinions of the Government of Bombay to the Natives of that Province must be left to the discretion of that Government; but the Question of the hon. Member will, no doubt, bring the matter to the knowledge of the Natives referred to.