HC Deb 30 December 1912 vol 46 cc30-1
59. Mr. KING

asked the Under-Secretary of State for India whether his attention has been called to proposals for securing the sanitation and amenities of the new Delhi by damming the River Jumna made by Sir Bradford Leslie; and whether they will be brought before the new Delhi Town-Planning Committee for their consideration and assistance?


The hon. Member no doubt refers to a paper on Delhi read by Sir Bradford Leslie at a meeting of the Royal Society of Arts. A copy has been sent to the Government of India.

Sir J. D. REES

Will the Secretary of State put them forward? Will he support these proposals?


I will convey the hon. Member's desire in that respect to the Secretary of State.

60. Captain MURRAY

asked whether it is proposed to publish the Report of the Committee appointed to advise on the site and planning of the new Delhi?


A copy of the Report will be placed at once in the Library. But it should be understood that until the Committee make their final recommendations the Report does not bind in any way either the Government of India or the Committee.

61. Mr. KING

asked whether it is intended to set aside a site in the new Delhi for a cathedral; if so, whether the site has already been decided upon; and whether the building to be erected will be entirely raised by voluntary donations?


The sites for buildings at Delhi have not yet been allocated. It may be assumed that a site will be set apart for a church. The questions whether it will be a cathedral church, and the funds out of which it will be built, have not, so far as the Secretary of State is aware, yet arisen.