§ MR. WEIR
I beg to ask the Secretary of State for India if he will state why the Government of India Treasury at Darjeeling is indicated as a deficit treasury; and why it refuses to change Government of India notes, issued at Calcutta, except to travellers who are able to satisfy the Department that they are travelling round the world.
§ LORD G. HAMILTON
It has been the custom in India to designate as a "deficit" treasury those treasuries in which the ordinary cash receipts are less than the expenditure. At such treasuries currency notes cannot be cashed unless the officer is satisfied that it can be done without expense or inconvenience; but facilities are, if possible, given to travellers.