HC Deb 20 February 1908 vol 184 cc988-9

To ask the Secretary of State for India whether statistics are available showing for different provinces the operations of co-operative credit societies; and whether the organisation of co-operative agricultural credit has already been sufficiently developed to be of actual assistance to cultivators in areas affected by the agricultural depression at present existing in parts of India.

(Answered by Mr. Secretary Morley.) The hon. Member will find the statistics which he desires in the Reports on the subject published annually by the several local governments. I shall be happy to supply him with copies of the 1906–7 Reports as they reach me from India, if he cares to have them. As to the second part of the Question I have no information. The Reports for 1907–8 will doubtless deal with the point.