Sir H. ROBERTS
asked the Secretary of State for India whether any reply has been received to the Memorandum on Excise Advisory Committees which was submitted to the Government of India for their consideration?
§ Mr. CHAMBERLAIN
The Papers were sent to the Government of India on the 1887W 15th March and 13th April. As the Government of India will doubtless find it necessary to consult local governments a reply can hardly be expected for some time.