§ SIR SEYMOUR KING (Hull, Central)
To ask the Secretary of State for India whether, in view of the fact that the home subscriptions to the Viceroy's General Earthquake Fund have not yet reached the sum of £5,000, he will consider the advisability of issuing a special appeal to the British public for further help.
(Answered by Mr. Secretary Brodrick.) The nature of the appeal to be made was decided on the recommendation of the Governor-General, and public attention has been repeatedly called to the fund. I fear that there would be no advantage at this stage in taking further measures. The list of subscriptions remains open, and I trust that additional contributions may be received.