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Oral Answers to Questions — India. – in the House of Commons on 21st September 1931.

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Photo of Mr Wilfred Wellock Mr Wilfred Wellock , Stourbridge

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asked the Secretary of State for India if he is in a position to say what steps the Government of India are taking, or propose to take, in regard to carrying out the recommendations of the Whitley Commission?

Photo of Mr Samuel Hoare Mr Samuel Hoare , Chelsea

I have asked the Government of India for a report which I am now awaiting.

Photo of Mr Wilfred Wellock Mr Wilfred Wellock , Stourbridge

In view of the very large number of recommendations in the report, will the right hon. Gentleman consider suggesting to the Government of India the allocation of a highly-placed civil servant to deal with these recommendations?

Photo of Mr Samuel Hoare Mr Samuel Hoare , Chelsea

I must first see the comments of the Government of India on the report. I do not think the time has yet come to suggest an additional Government servant for that purpose.

Photo of Mr Wilfred Wellock Mr Wilfred Wellock , Stourbridge

I do not mean an additional civil servant, but the allocation of a member of the existing Civil Service for this purpose. Will the right hon. Gentleman consider that suggestion?

Photo of Mr Samuel Hoare Mr Samuel Hoare , Chelsea

As I say, I must first see the report of the Government of India on the subject.