§ MR. SCHWANN (Manchester, N.)
I beg to ask the Secretary of State for India if he can lay upon the Table of the House the Triennial Report on Labour Immigration into Assam, which should have appeared at the end of the year 1895, or thereabouts, and which was not produced when last asked for because it was said that the last Viceroy had not been able to consider it owing to the grave events in India—war and famine.
§ THE SECRETARY OF STATE FOR INDIA (Lord GEORGE HAMILTON,) Middlesex, Ealing
On the 9th of May last I explained, in reply to a Question from the honourable Member, how the matter stood: the Report in question was sent home in March, 1897, but the Government of India had not arrived at a conclusion in regard to certain changes 283 of system recommended by the Lieutenant-Governor of Bengal. These recommendations are still under their consideration, but I learn from a dispatch of February last that I may expect to receive their conclusions at an early date.