§ MR. WEIR
I beg to ask the Secretary of State for India, whether in view of the fact that the Government of India have recently announced that in order to relieve ryots in distressed districts it has been decided to remit all arrears of land assessment to the extent of £1,321,500, he will state the amount of land assessment which will still be in arrear after effect has been given to the proposed remission.
§ LORD G. HAMILTON
The arrears of land revenue outstanding in the five provinces after the remission of the sum mentioned amounted to about £350,000 or between 3 and 4 per cent. of the land tax of these districts. These arrears are of an ordinary character, all arrears due to famine having been extinguished by the remission above mentioned.