HC Deb 31 March 1887 vol 313 cc85-6
MR. J. M. MACLEAN (Oldham)

asked the First Lord of the Treasury, Whether it is the intention of the Government that India shall be wholly unrepresented at the Conference, which is to be held in London next month, for the purpose, chiefly, of discussing the subjects of Imperial Postage and Imperial Defence?

THE FIRST LORD (Mr. W. H. SMITH) (Strand, Westminster)

It is not proposed that India should be officially represented at the Colonial Conference; but should it be desired by the Secretary of State for India that any person should be present on behalf of India during the discussion on postal and telegraphic communications, an invitation will be sent to the persons he may nominate for that purpose.