SIR W. WEDDEBBURN () Banffshire
I beg to ask the Secretary of State for India, with reference to the sums of Rx. 1,520,000 and Rx. 2,130,000, total remissions and suspensions of land revenue on account of famine in India in 1876-7 and 1896-7 respectively, whether he will state what portions of these sums were subsequently recovered from the landholders.
§ LORD G. HAMILTON
Of the remissions of revenue, no portion was subsequently recovered. Of the suspensions, a very large portion was afterwards converted into remissions, or, in other words, was never recovered; but I cannot state the exact amount.