§ MR. J. SEYMOUR KEAY
I beg to ask the Secretary of State for India whether his attention has been called to a telegram published in The Times of the 18th instant, stating that, as the Maharajah of Bhurtpore has shown himself incapable of governing his State, the British Resident will administer it until other arrangements are made; whether the present Maharajah only ascended the throne on the death of his father about 12 months ago, and whether on that occasion the Government of India notified that the British Resident would conduct the Government for a period of 12 months; what opportunity has the Maharajah had of proving his capacity or otherwise for conducting his own Government; and could he state what he has done to merit so serious a punishment as appears to have been inflicted?
THE UNDER SECRETARY OF STATE FOR THE HOME DEPARTMENT(Mr. GEORGE RUSSELL, North Beds)
No information has been received beyond what has appeared in the newspapers. The Government of India have been asked to furnish a Report, by mail, as soon as possible.