HC Deb 25 July 1902 vol 111 c1266
MR. CAINE (Cornwall, Camborne)

To ask the Secretary of State for India whether he will explain why the weekly weather telegram from the Viceroy, which was despatched to the India Office on the 19th instant, was not communicated to the Press until the 23rd instant, and why similar delays have occurred during the last few weeks; and if ho will, in view of the importance to the mercantile community and others, arrange that these weekly telegrams shall be communicated to the Press immediately they arrive at the India Office.

(Answered by Secretary Lord G. Hamilton.) The delay to which the hon. Member refers occurred in the process of printing the telegrams for distribution to the Press. I have given instructions which will enable these communications to be made more promptly in future.