§ THE MARQUESS OF SALISBURY
rose to ask the noble Duke the Secretary for India, Whether the Government have sent out any instructions to the authorities at Calcutta to give directions for the closing of the branch of the Bengal Bank now at Bombay; and, whether he will lay on the Table any Correspondence which has passed on the subject? He merely wished to ascertain what future policy the Government contemplated pursuing with reference to the branch Banks in India?
THE DUKE OF ARGYLL
replied that the Government had sent despatches upon the subject to the Government of India, desiring them to use all their influence with the Bank of Bengal for the purpose of inducing them to withdraw the agencies they had established in Bombay. He hoped that the noble Marquess would not press for the production of the Correspondence, which was of rather a confidential nature.
§ House adjourned at a quarter past Seven o'clock, till To-morrow, half past Ten o'clock.