§ MR. WEIR
To ask the Secretary of State for India whether he has recently received a memorial from the people of the Cherra Native State, Assam, and from the ruling twelve clans of that State, urging that Chandra Singh, the nearest relative of Hajon Manick, the late siem (chief), should be elected to the siemship of Cherra; and, seeing that the election of the siem for the Khyrim Native State was recently decided by a majority of the votes of the Myntries, will he say whether there is any reason why the election to the Cherra siemship should not be decided under similar conditions.
(Answered by Mr. Secretary Brodrick.) I have received no memorial as to the siemship of Cherra since my Answer on the subject to the hon. Member of 18th February last.† There is nothing in the circumstances reported to me concerning the succession in Khyrim, which occurred in January last, to make me modify the opinion expressed in my Answer of the 18th February.