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Volume 220: debated on Tuesday 30 June 1874

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asked the Under Secretary of State for India, If he will state to the House the exact number of cases of death from starvation, owing to the famine in Bengal, so far as authentic information has been received up to the present time?

, in reply, said, the latest authentic information received at the India Office reported the actual number of deaths from starvation in Bengal as being 23.