§ MR. WEDGWOOD (Newcastle-under-Lyme)
To ask the Secretary of State for India whether his attention has been drawn to the shortage of wagons on the Indian railways; and whether the Indian Government is responsible in any way for this shortage, or has curtailed any capital expenditure proposed to be incurred in this year's Indian Budget.
§ (Answered by Mr. Secretary Morley.) The question of the supply of rolling stock on Indian railways is receiving most careful attention. The responsibility for the amount allotted for the supply of rolling stock rests with the Secretary of State for India in Council; and the amount to be so alloted in 1907–8 will be considerably in excess of that which was devoted to this purpose in the year 1906–7.