§ MR. CAINE
To ask the Secretary of State for India whether he will explain why, in the Administration Report of the Central Provinces for 1900–1901, the Statistical Tables III.—F, entitled prices of produce, is now discontinued; and whether arrangements are being made for its continuance under some other head or paper; and why, in the same Report, Section IV.—A, Ecclesiastical, is also abolished.
(Answered by Secretary Lord George Hamilton). Table III.—F has been omitted for some years back from the Administration Report of the Central Provinces because full information regarding prices of produce in each Indian province is given in the annual volume "Prices and Wages," published by the Director General of Statistics to the Government of India. Table IV.—A has probably been omitted because mere complete returns regarding religious denominations in each province are being published in connection with the Indian census.