HC Deb 13 May 1897 vol 49 c383

I beg to ask the Secretary of State for India whether he will state what has been done with reference to a memorial on the subject of the preservation of ancient monuments in India, which was presented to the Secretary of State for India on 13th July, 1894, on behalf of the Royal Academy of Arts, the Society of Antiquaries of London, the Society for the Protection of Ancient Buildings, and the Royal Archæological Institute; and, whether he will lay upon the table of the House the correspondence which has taken place regarding this memorial?


The Memorial cited in the hon. Baronet's question was forwarded in April, 1894, to the Government of India for their consideration. I am not aware what measures, if any, the Government of India have taken in consequence of the suggestions which it contains, but I will inquire, and will communicate the result to the hon. Member. At present the correspondence cannot lie regarded as complete, but, when it is so, I will consider whether papers can be laid on the Table.