Lord MaCaulay 2nd February 1835.

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Dear House of Commons Commission,

Dear House of common,

1) Did Lord Macaulay made a speech in parliement on the 2nd February 1835?

2) Would you please provide a transcript of that speech?

Yours faithfully,

Blaise Tchoula

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Dear Blaise Tchoula,

 

Thank you for your requests for information, dated 19 May 2017, received
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Dear Blaise Tchoula,

 

Freedom of Information request F17-235

 

Thank you for your request for information as copied below. You asked if
Lord Macaulay made a speech in Parliament on 2 February 1835 and if so,
you asked for a transcript of that speech.

 

This information is not held by the House of Commons. However, the
following information may be helpful to you.

 

Macaulay's Minute on Indian Education 1835, sometimes referred to as a
speech given in Parliament or a minute presented to Parliament, is not a
parliamentary record so is not held by the House of Commons. Baron
Macaulay, historian, essayist and poet, was a MP between 1830-1834,
1840-1847 and 1852-1857. His famous Minute on Indian Education is dated 2
February 1835, when he was not a MP. He had resigned his parliamentary
seat in early 1834 and sailed for India, as he had been made a member of
the Supreme Council in India. The Minute was therefore presumably written
for the Supreme Council, not the British Parliament.

 

The text of Macaulay's Minute can be found on many websites, using a
search engine such as Google and entering the title and name of the
author. Alternatively, the Oxford Dictionary of National Biography records
that Macaulay's Minute was printed by G. O. Trevelyan in an appendix to
his book The Competition Wallah (1864). Please note, the House of Commons
cannot vouch for the authenticity of any of these websites, nor does it
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