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Indian Tariff Act—Question

Volume 229: debated on Thursday 4 May 1876

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asked the Under Secretary of State for India, Whether he will have any objection to give as an Unopposed Return, the substance of the telegram of September 30th from the Secretary of State to Lord Northbrook with reference to the Indian Tariff Act, with the opinions of Members of Council on that telegram?

These Papers have been laid upon the Table of the other House by the Secretary of State for India, but he produced them under protest. The hon. Gentleman is, therefore, at liberty to move for the same Papers in this House; but I hope he will understand that we do not intend the publication of this confidential telegram in any way to form a precedent for the production of other Papers of a confidential character.