§ MR. BRYCE (Aberdeen, S.)
I beg to ask the Under Secretary of State for India a question, of which I have given him private notice, if he can now state whether the India Office will grant the return on the Paper relating to expenditure incurred since 1882 beyond the north-west frontier of India; or what information on the subject can be supplied, if not in the precise form suggested by the Return, then in some other form calculated to bring out the salient facts of the case.
SIR J. GORST
The Secretary of State is not in possession of information which would enable him to give the Return asked for, nor can he say without communication with the Government of India how far it is possible to procure the information desired, but he will during the recess see what information can be obtained from India, and if the hon. Member will move next Session, all details compatible with the public interest shall be given.