§ SIR MANCHERJEE BHOWNAGGREE (Bethnal Green, N.E.)
I beg to ask the Secretary of State for India whether he has received any reply to the letter addressed by him on the 15th ult. to the Secretary of the Royal Commission on Indian Expenditure, regarding the long delay that had occurred in the submission of its Report; and, if so, will he state its contents to the House?
§ THE SECRETARY OF STATE FOR INDIA (LORD GEORGE HAMILTON, Middlesex, Ealing)
I have received some personal replies from individual members of the Commission, but I am not yet in a position to give the general sense of the Commissioners. As regards the draft Report, I am informed that, of the three portions of which it is composed, two have already been circulated, or are in the act of being circulated for the approval of the Commission.
§ SIR M. BHOWNAGGREE
Is there as the day any likelihood of the report being issued before the end of the Session.