HC Deb 11 August 1896 vol 44 c494

I beg to ask the Secretary of State for India whether the Government of Bengal has submitted any proposals for amending the law of landlord and tenant in Bengal as settled by the Bengal Tenancy Act of 1885; and, whether any opportunity will be afforded to the landlords and tenants of the province to represent their views regarding the provisions of the Act of 1885 before any fresh legislation on the subject is proceeded with?


I have received no official information as to any proposals to amend the Bengal Tenancy Act, but, as stated yesterday in answer to a similar question, I am inquiring of the Government of India as to the recent working of the Act. Should any fresh legislation be necessary, persons interested will undoubtedly have an opportunity of placing their views before the Government of India.