§ SIR W. WEDDERBURN () Banffshire
I beg to ask the Secretary of State for India whether, in view of the unhappy condition of India and the unprecedented demands on the Indian revenues for famine relief, the Government will consider the propriety of making a substantial grant to India from the British Treasury.
§ MR. WILLIAM REDMOND
I beg at the same time to ask the Secretary of State for India whether it is intended to make any grant from Imperial funds towards the relief of those suffering from the famine in India.
§ THE SECRETARY OF STATE FOR INDIA (Lord G. HAMILTON,) Middlesex, Ealing
We do not propose to make a grant to India from the British Treasury for famine purposes, as ire have no reason to believe that the financial means and credit of the Government of India are insufficient to meet all demands that are likely to arise in connection with the relief of distress caused by the present famine in India.