MR. CONTBEARE (Cornwall, Camborne)
I beg to ask the Under Secretary of State for India whether the Secretary of State has yet ascertained whether any Papers relating to the cost of civil justice in India can usefully be published; and if the Inquiry promised in June 1890 has resulted in the finding of such Papers, whether they will be placed in the hands of hon. Members?
§ *SIR J. FERGUSSON (for Sir J. GORST)
I presume that the hon. Member refers to an answer given to the late Mr. Bradlaugh in July last. I can only repeat, in answer to the present question, the information given to Mr. Bradlaugh in a letter from the India Office in December last, namely, that the whole subject of the Bengal Judicial Establishments is under consideration; that the proposals of the Government of India have not yet been submitted to the Secretary of Stats in Council; and that, therefore, the correspondence is not in a state to be presented as a Parliamentary Return.
§ MR. CONYBEARE
Can the right hon. Gentleman say whether definite information may be shortly expected?
§ *SIR J. FERGUSSON
No, Sir, I am unable to say.