§ MR. PAUL (Edinburgh, S.)
I beg to ask the Under Secretary of State for India whether any steps have been taken to extend the system of trial by jury in Bengal to districts of that Province where it does not now prevail, and in cases where it does not now apply, as recommended by the native members of the Commission which recently reported on the subject?
MR. G. RUSSELL
No, Sir. The Despatch which I informed my hon. Friend on the 18th May the Secretary of State was expecting from the Government of India on the subject of the recommendations of the Bengal Jury Commission has not yet been received; and the Secretary of State is unable, therefore, to make any statement at present.