§ SIR W. WEDDERBURN
I beg to ask the Secretary of State for India whether, seeing that a large surplus is anticipated in the forthcoming Indian Budget, the provincial governments will have returned to them the balances they had to surrender to the supreme Government under financial pressure in former years; will the Salt Tax be reduced to the rate current in 1884–5; and, can some reduction in Import Duties imposed under the plea of financial pressure be granted?
§ THE SECRETARY OF STATE FOR INDIA
The Indian Financial Statement will be made on the 20th of this month. The honourable Member must, I think, be aware that I cannot anticipate it, as I should do if I were to answer his Questions.