§ MR. JAMES STUART (Shoreditch, Hoxton) (for Mr. M'LAREN) (Cheshire, Crewe)
asked the Under Secretary of State for India, Whether he can now state if the Contagious Diseases Act has actually been suspended in Bombay, Madras, and Bassein, and what the reason has been for the long delay that has occurred in carrying out the Orders of the Indian Government for its suspension?
§ THE UNDER SECRETARY OF STATE (Sir JOHN GORST) (Chatham)
The Orders of the Government of India for the suspension of the Contagious Diseases Acts in Madras, Bombay, and Bassein were issued on the 19th of May. The Secretary of State has been informed, in answer to an inquiry made by him, that in Bombay the suspension did not take place till the 30th of June; but that the Government of India is making inquiries into the reason for this delay.