HC Deb 07 August 1902 vol 112 cc949-50

To ask the Secretary of State for India if he can state the result of the communications which he has held with the Treasury with regard to the payment of the expenses of the guests and troops invited from India to the Coronation, and of their entertainment; whether the Government of India have expressed any opinion with regard to the levying of the whole or any part of those charges from the Indian Exchequer; and if he will place upon the Table of the House copies of the correspondence between himself and the Treasury as well as any that may have taken place between the India Office and the Government of India on the subject.

(Answered by Secretary Lord George Hamilton.) The communications are still proceeding, but with every prospect of arriving at a satisfactory decision. When the correspondence is concluded I will consider if it should be published.