HC Deb 22 October 1919 vol 120 cc1-2
1. Mr. A. SHAW

asked the Secretary of State for India whether he can make any statement regarding the future of waterways in Bengal and Assam; and what effect will be given to the wishes of the trading community for the constitution of a waterways board?

The SECRETARY of STATE for INDIA (Mr Montagu)

I have received a letter from the Government of India reviewing the subjects and making recommendations. These recomendations are now under consideration, and I shall be glad if my hon. Friend will assist me in their consideration.


Is it not possible to postpone the consideration of this matter until after the Indian Bill has passed?


I do not think that that is necessary. This is not a controversial question.

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