HC Deb 17 July 1899 vol 74 cc995-6
MR. J. H. ROBERTS (Denbighshire, W.)

I beg to ask the Secretary of State for India whether he will state whether any recommendations have been made by the Viceroy to the Legislative Council of Bengal in regard to the composition of the corporation and of the general committee under the Calcutta Municipal Bill at present under consideration; and, if so, whether he is in a position to state their nature.


The Government of India, after receiving the Calcutta Municipal Bill as amended by the Select Committee of the Local Legislative, is consulting the Bengal Government as to the attitude of the Government on the further stage of the Bill. At the present time, while discussion between the two Governments is proceeding, it would not be convenient for me to make any statement regarding the views of the Government of India on the subject.