HC Deb 03 April 1903 vol 120 cc1025-6
MR. SAMUEL SMITH (Flintshire)

To ask the Secretary of State for India whether an inquiry has been instituted into the allegations made against the Excise administration of Assam in a memorandum issued by Mr. James Buckingham, C.I.E., on behalf of the tea planters; if so, what was the nature of the inquiry, and when will the Report be published.

(Answered by Secretary Lord George Hamilton.) The Chief Commissioner of Assam has referred the complaints and recommendations contained in Mr. Buckingham's memorandum to the local officers for inquiry and report. I cannot say when the investigation will be completed.