HC Deb 25 June 1903 vol 124 c542

To ask the Secretary of State for India whether he can state how many of the Native States of India, the territory of which exceeds 100 square miles, are or were up to the end of last year under the administrative control of political agents on account of the infancy or incapacity of the chiefs of such States; and what has been the increase in their number during the last five years.

(Answered by Secretary Lord George Hamilton.) The materials at my disposal do not enable me to give the information asked for by my hon. friend. I will request the Government of India to furnish lists showing the number of States in question, now as compared with five years ago.