§ MR. SWIFT MACNEILL (Donegal, S.)
To ask the Secretary of State for India whether the report of the proceedings of the deputation on behalf of British Indians in the Transvaal on Thursday 22nd November, which appeared in The Times on Friday, was communicated to The Times by any official of the India Office; and, if so, seeing that no reporters of the Press were allowed to be present, and that the impression of the members of the deputation was that the proceedings were intended to be confidential, why this report was communicated to The Times and not to those 277 organs of the Press which are supporters of His Majesty's Government.
(Answered by Mr. Secretary Morley.) The report was not communicated to The Times by or with the authority of any official of the India Office.