§ MR. MARK J. STEWART (Kirkcudbrightshire)
I beg to ask the Under Secretary of State for India whether the Memorial presented to the Secretary of State for India by a deputation from the Society for the Suppression of the Opium Trade, on the 30th July, 1890, with regard to the retail sale of opium and other drugs in British India, has been forwarded to the Government of India; and whether any reply from the Government of India has yet been received; and, if not, whether he will inquire how soon such reply may be expected?
§ THE UNDER SECRETARY OF STATE FOR INDIA (Sir J. GORST,) Chatham
Yes, Sir; the Memorial was sent by the Secretary of State to India last August. No reply has been received, but the Secretary of State will remind the Government of India of that fact.