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India—Bombay Revenue Jurisdiction Act, 1876—Question

Volume 229: debated on Thursday 18 May 1876

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asked the Under Secretary of State for India, Whether "The Bombay Revenue Jurisdiction Act, 1876," lately passed by the Legislative Council of India, has been as yet submitted to the Secretary of State for his approval; if not, when he expects to receive it; if he has any objection to lay a Copy of it upon the Table of the House; and, whether a Memorial of the Inhabitants of Bombay against the Act, adopted at a public meeting held on the 18th day of April 1876, has been received at the India Office; if so, whether he will lay a Copy upon the Table of the House?

We received the Bombay Revenue Jurisdiction Act by last mail, but we have not yet received the Memorial of the inhabitants of Bombay against it. The Secretary of State will not consider the Bill until the Memorial has been received by him, and as soon as he has considered the Act there will be no objection to laying it, together with the Memorial, upon the Table of the House.