§ *SIR WILLIAM WEDDERBURN (Banffshire)
I beg to ask the First Lord of the Treasury whether he will state what arrangements are being made to bring on the Indian Budget at a date when Indian matters can be properly discussed; and, whether he will provide one day for general debate on Indian affairs on the Motion that the Speaker do leave the Chair, and one day for the discussion of the East India Accounts in Committee?
§ THE FIRST LORD OF THE TREASURY
said that he did not entertain much hope that it would be possible to devote more time to the Indian Budget than had been devoted to it in previous years. He hoped that the discussion of the Indian Budget might not have to be put off to so late a period of the Session as that to which it had unfortunately been found necessary to postpone it in recent years.
§ *SIR W. WEDDERBURN
asked the right hon. Gentleman to bear in mind the fact that the late Secretary of State for India had undertaken to defend his action in respect to the Indian cotton duties, or to criticise the decision of the Government, and that the discussion of the subject would certainly occupy a large portion of one day.