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East India—Return Of Claims For Recruits

Volume 282: debated on Thursday 2 August 1883

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asked, Why the Secretary to the Treasury had refused to grant a Return in reference to the claims for recruits in East India, which was simply a continuation of a similar Return courteously granted by the late Government?

asked whether there would be any real objection to give a continuation of the Return?

said, it was not strictly a continuance Return. This was, no doubt, a Return following up other Returns; but the only difficulty in granting it was, that the Correspondence was not completed, and the Return would be one-sided.

said, he would take an opportunity of complaining of the conduct of the Financial Secretary, which was altogether uncalled for and unnecessary.