§ MR. WEIR
To ask the Secretary of State for India if he will state when the schemes recommended in the Report of the Irrigation Commission will be put in hand, and which schemes will be first proceeded with.
(Answered by Mr. Secretary Brodrick.) I am awaiting a statement by the Government of India of their views regarding the action to be taken on the recommendations of the Indian Irrigation Commission. I have no information as to the order in which the schemes recommended by the Commission will be proceeded with; but, as stated in my reply to the hon. Member on the 28th ultimo,‡ the Government of India have provided in their forecast for 1904–5 for expenditure on some of the projects recommended by the Commission.