§ SIR EDWARD SASSOON (Hythe)
To ask the Secretary of State for India 1174 whether, in view of the anxiety felt in respect of the working of the provisions of The City of Bombay Improvement Act, 1898, notably the clauses relating to the constitution of the board and acquisition of land, he will impress on the Government of Bombay the expediency of deferring to the representations embodied in the petition addressed to the Governor by the members of the Ratepayers' Association.
(Answered by Secretary Lord George Hamilton.) I have not seen the petition referred to, and I am not disposed to interfere in the manner suggested. I have no reason to doubt that the representations of the Association will receive due consideration from the Government of Bombay.