MR. HERBERT ROBERTS (Denbighshire, W.)
I beg to ask the Under Secretary of State for India whether the reply of the Government of India to the statement relative to excise administration in India, submitted to him on the 17th October last, and forwarded for consideration and report to the Government of India, has been received; and whether, when the correspondence is complete, he will lay Papers upon the Table of the House.
§ THE UNDER-SECRETARY OF STATE FOR INDIA (Mr. BUCHANAN,) Perthshire, E.
The reply has not yet been received. The Government of India hope to submit it before the end of next month. The Secretary of State for India will decide the question of laying Papers when he has received and considered the Report.