§ MR. MACDONA (Southwark, Rotherhithe)
I beg to ask the Secretary of State for India whether any Despatches or Reports made by the late Sir Robert Sandeman, K.C.S.I., Governor General's Agent for Baluchustan, on the subject of 153 the North Western Frontier of India, either to the Home or Indian Government, can be made available for the information of Members?
§ THE SECRETARY OF STATE FOR INDIA (Mr. H. H. FOWLER,) Wolverhampton, E.
There are some letters on this subject communicated by Sir Robert Sandeman to the Government of India, but they are of a confidential character, and it would not be in the public interest to publish them.
§ MR. MACDONA
Is there any letter of the 20th of July, 1882, and would permission be granted to see it with a view to its use in a book of memoirs?
§ MR. H. H. FOWLER
Any request to inspect the letters for the purpose of the compilation of a book of memoirs should be addressed to me privately. I am always willing to give assistance, wherever possible, by allowing inspection of letters for such an object; but when I am questioned in the House, I can only deal with the matter on public grounds.