HC Deb 14 March 1907 vol 171 c195

To ask the Secretary of State for India whether the embarrassed condition of the estate of the Nawab of Dacca is now receiving the attention of the Government of Eastern Bengal; whether there is a proposal to advance a Government loan to meet his debts; and, if such is the case, whether he will explain why as a representative of that province he was appointed recently a member of the Legislative Council.

(Answered by Mr. Secretary Morley.) The Government of Eastern Bengal and Assam are aware that the estate of the Nawab of Dacca is in an embarrassed condition, but no application for assistance has, so far as I know, been received by that Government, who would deal with the question, if it ever arises, in accordance with the ordinary laws applicable to such cases, which not infrequently occur. The Nawab, I may add, has already set in the Legislative Council of the Governor General.