§ MR. BRADLAUGH
I beg to ask the Under Secretary of State for India 1636 whether the Secretary of State is aware that, in addition to the documents given in the recent Return, East India (Crawford Case), there have been Notes, Memorials, Opinions, and Reports to the Bombay Government and to the Government of India respectively, from various high officials, relating to the pledge given to the incriminated Mamlatdars, to induce them to give evidence; and, if so, whether he can state their tenor and effect; and whether he will lay such further documents upon the Table of this House?
SIR J. GORST
In the Papers already presented to Parliament the Government of India gives an account of these Memorials, their tenor and effect and its reason for not forwarding them to the Secretary of State. As the Secretary of State has not received the documents he cannot lay them on the Table. He considers the reasons given by the Government of India for not forwarding them satisfactory.