HC Deb 04 August 1904 vol 139 cc967-8

To ask the Secretary of State for India when he expects to receive from the Government of India their proposals relative to the Report of the Police of India; and will he state the cause of † See (4) Debates, cxxx., 235. the delay on the part of the Government of India in sending in these proposals.

(Answered by Mr. Secretary Brodrick.) I cannot assign any date for the receipt of the proposals of the Government of India on the Report of the Indian Police Commission. It has been necessary to refer to local governments, and as the recommendations of the Report cover a very wide field the replies have, no doubt, required much consideration. I have urged the Government of India to expedite the submission of their proposals on the most important of the matters dealt with in the Report, and I have no reason to suppose that they will not address me on the earliest possible date.