§ SIR WILLIAM WEDDERBURN (Banffshire)
I beg to ask the Secretary of State for India if he would explain to the House what are the formal steps by which territory lying beyond the external frontiers of Her Majesty's Indian Possessions becomes legally incorporated within the limits of British India and vested in Her Majesty according to the provisions of Section 1 of the Act for the Better Government of India, 1858?
§ *SIR E. GREY (replying in the absence of Mr. HENRY FOWLER)
The Secretary of State is not aware that there are any formal steps prescribed by law for the purpose to which the hon. Baronet's question refers.
§ SIR WILLIAM WEDDERBURN
I beg to ask the Secretary of State for India whether, as there are no official 1491 maps of British India with reference to Section 55 of 21 and 22 Viet. c. 106, he will give a list of all official maps of the whole of British India published for any purpose between the years 1853 and 1895?
§ *SIR E. GREY
If by official maps the hon. Baronet means maps published by the Government of India, a list of them (which, however, does not go further back than 1862) is accessible to the public in the Record Department of the India Office; and the Secretary of State does not think that any useful purpose would be served by giving a return on the subject.