HC Deb 11 February 1908 vol 183 cc1509-10
MR. REES (Montgomery Boroughs)

To ask the Secretary of State for India whether information regarding the economic policy of the Indian Government is available in any concise and untechnical form; and, if not, whether, in view of the misstatements and exaggerations regarding the so-called drain, he will consider the desirability of publishing a Memorandum similar to that drawn up by the Government of India in refutation of misstatements regarding its land policy and the incidence of its land assessments.

(Answered by Mr. Secretary Morley.) A Memorandum of this kind would bristle with points of controversy, if it went beyond statement of material facts. Those facts, from whatever point of view they were selected and adopted, are all of them already accessible. But I may, perhaps, be allowed to draw attention to the official publications annually presented to this House, such as the financial statement of the Government of India and the explanatory Memorandum, both of which contain information on the subject.