HC Deb 12 November 1908 vol 196 c526
SIR H. COTTON (Nottingham, E.)

I beg to ask the Under-Secretary of State for India whether he is in a position to state when the measures of reform in India which are foreshadowed in His Majesty's gracious proclamation will be made known to the House.


The Secretary of State is not able to state when the measures of reform will be laid before Parliament. No time is being lost. The hon. Member will easily understand that a good deal of communication with the Government of India is necessary. An Act of no great length will be necessary for certain of the proposals, but the Bill cannot be introduced this session.


Does the hon. Gentleman apprehend that a statement will be made on the subject this session?


I have given the fullest answer I can to the Question.