HC Deb 02 September 1909 vol 10 c561

asked the Undersecretary of State for India whether he can now say when the rules for bringing the new Reform Act into operation in Bengal are likely to be issued?

The UNDER-SECRETARY of STATE for INDIA (The Master of Elibank)

As I informed the House in my statement on the Indian Budget, every endeavour is being made to expedite the preparation of the Regulations under the Councils Act, but the Secretary of State is not yet able to say exactly when they will be issued. The delay will not be more than a few weeks.